2019 Film Club Offerings

    2019 Film Club Offerings

    Carmen Suite/Petrushka
    Screens Monday, 6/10, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 6/11, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45558
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEVCKcyPPZc
    Description: Featuring the Music of Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin and Igor Stravinsky!  Carmen: Impetuous Carmen seduces Don José in order to convince him to let her out of jail. Once outside, she thinks she’s finally free before realizing that she’s in fact prisoner of a love triangle: she wants to be with the famous Torero Escamillo, but she can’t make Don José go away.  Petruska: At Saint-Petersburg’s carnival, three puppets are playing the same role over and over: the unhappy lover Petrushka, the coquette and a Moor. Fed up with this endless part that never goes well for him, Petrushka attacks his rival and flees from the puppets theater. Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug, in an evening encapsulating the soul of Russian Ballet.

    Carmine Street Guitars
    Screens starting May 10th at Laemmle’s  Playhouse 7, Monica Film Center, and Glendale Theaters.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Monica Film Center, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the film’s website (
    http://www.sphinxproductions.com/films/carmine-street-guitars  )
    and at Laemmle’s website:  
    https://www.laemmle.com/films/45763    
    See the trailer here:  
    https://vimeo.com/314521088
    Description:  Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche.  But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few.  Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, the film captures five days in the life of Carmine Street Guitars, while examining an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life.

    Charlie Says
    Opens on May 10th at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center, Playhouse 7, NoHo 7, and Glendale theaters.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Monica Film Center, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the Laemmle website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/45567
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPSKkxTQFEU
    Description:  Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.  Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him—Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón)—remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith). Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seem destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan—until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did?

    The Highland Park Independent Film Festival
    CAll for submissions

    Submit your film here: https://filmfreeway.com/HighlandParkIndependentFilmFestival?utm_campaign=Highland+Park+Independent+Film+Festival&utm_medium=External&utm_source=Submission+Button
    The HPIFF Festival dates are Thurs.10/3 through Sat. 10/5—Mark Your Calendars!!!!
    Get more info about the HPIFF here:  https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    Description:  NOW’S THE TIME to Release Your Innermost Martin Scorsese or Kathryn Bigelow!!  One of the BEST FESTIVALS for screening your film masterpiece is NOW CALLING for film entries…
    The Highland Park Independent Film Festival!!! Submission Deadline is July 9th (late submissions by Aug. 6th)
    *FIRST 20 SUBMISSIONS GET 10% OFF*Promo code: PHPIFF2019
    AND CHECK OUT THESE OTHER FANTASTIC HPIFF PARTNERED COMMUNITY EVENTS:
    •             May 13th - Career Day at Monte Vista Elementary (HPIFF)
    •             May 24th - HPIFF Open Shorts Night at La Culebra Park (For more info email   marita@hpifilmfest.com )
    •             May 31st - Lummis Day Festival Premiere of "Con Safos" documentary at Occidental College (Thorne Hall - 7pm) (http://www.lummisday.org ) TEASER
    •             June 9th - KPFK Screening of "Invisible Hands" documentary at Occidental College (Choi Auditorium - 2pm)  (KEEP TUNED HERE FOR MORE INFO TO COME!!!):
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?view=detail&mid=D32E271CB2A149EE65F8D32E271CB2A149EE65F8&shtp=GetUrl&shid=a02570b7-d835-4e0d-9756-90f320cd256d&shtk=SW52aXNpYmxlIEhhbmRzIFRyYWlsZXIgKDIwMTgp&shdk=SW52aXNpYmxlIEhhbmRzIFRyYWlsZXIgKDIwMTgp&shhk=3Sh8BvRpGcj%2FOBg17792Q9UiupbAZqvVt9jIKfWhnG4%3D&form=VDSHOT&shth=OSH.MIMzIWRUOyyYlngCbD0YAA

    Rembrandt
    Screens Monday, 6/3, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 6/4 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://drupal-stage.laemmle.com/film/rembrandt  
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe1jrYFHyzE   
    Description: Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.  Given privileged access to both galleries, Rembrandt documents this landmark exhibition while interweaving the artist's life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favorite makes a welcome return to the big screen.  For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist who ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.

    That Part Feeling - The Universe of Arvo Part
    Screens Monday, 5/27, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 5/28 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
    https://drupal-stage.laemmle.com/film/part-feeling-universe-arvo-part
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2VB-ic1Ssc
    Description:  Arvo Pärt is is the most performed living composer in the world, but he is considered to be something of a recluse, and his person and work have rarely been documented on film. In this documentary we get to know Arvo Pärt as an artist combining an incredible sensitivity with humor and energy in his work. His reputation stems from his deeply-held belief that it’s not through words that a great artist communicates, but simply through music. Though he may seem reclusive in his person, what he wants to say and what he means is written in notes.  Pärt is known for his minimalistic style that employs his self-invented compositional technique "tintinnabuli." It is this harmonious, spiritual and minimalistic approach to music that forms the basis of That Pärt Feeling – a feeling of wholeness, beauty and essence of being, embraced by millions of persons all around the world. Pärt’s intense collaboration with the Cello Octet Amsterdam is at the heart of this documentary, which sheds a bright light on Pärt’s universe. A universe not only inhabited by classical musicians like Tõnu Kaljuste, Candida Thompson or Daniel Reuss, but also by choreographers like Jiří Kylián, filmmakers like Alain Gomis and young musicians like Kara-Lis Coverdale. They are all looking for "that Pärt feeling."  "Arvo Pärt’s music is a house on fire and an infinite calm." Michael Stipe.   "He gives space to the listeners; he can go inside the music and live there." Björk

    Klimt & Schiele: Eros & Psyche
    Screens Monday, 5/20, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 5/21 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://drupal-stage.laemmle.com/index.php/film/klimt-schiele-eros-psyche
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td7jpg1wq-4
    Description:  Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche, recounts the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890's for art, literature and music, in which new ideas are circulated, Freud discovers the drives of the psyche, and women begin to claim their independence. It was a movement that marked a new era outside the confines of academic tradition.  At the heart of Secession were artists Gustav Klimt and his protégé and dear friend Egon Schiele. This exhibition proves an in-depth examination of images of extraordinary visual power: from the eroticism of Klimt's mosaic-like works, to the anguished and raw work of the young Schiele in his magnetic nudes and contorted figures against the backdrop of nocturnal Vienna, full of masked balls and dreams imbued with sexuality.

    STARSHIP FRIDA RETURNS!!!
    12-Hour overnight Sci-Fi odyssey kicks off at 8pm, Saturday May 4th, 2019!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info and tickets here: https://thefridacinema.org/starship-frida-returns-may-4th-2019-12-hour-overnight-sci-fi-odyssey-kicks-off-at-8pm/
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!! (Tickets are limited and subject to availability so you’ll want to call soon!)
    Description: This is an experience NOT TO BE MISSED!  Last year’s event was unbelievably FUN!!  Embark on a 12-hour overnight odyssey through some of sci-fi cinema’s most fantastic, thrilling, terrifying, and mind-bending worlds!  As always, your destinations are completely hush-hush until you’re strapped in and ready to blast off! Prepare for more surprises, giveaways, and interplanetary fun than you can chuck a Tribble at!  Your cosmic voyage kicks off at 8pm, Saturday May 4th!

    TRUE STORIES (1986) + STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY Q&A/BOOK SIGNING: PRESENTED BY LA ARTS SOCIETY
    Wednesday, April 24 — 7:00pm    
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info from the Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/true-stories/
    AND….call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJC8N_NYsoU
    Description: Hey now! Rock and roll at The Frida Cinema on Wednesday, April 24th when Los Angeles Arts Society returns with 1986’s True Stories – a completely cool, multi-purpose movie from Talking Heads frontman David Byrne! With little more than his tremulous voice and quirky observations, Byrne takes viewers on a tour through the small town of Virgil, Texas, in the days leading up to its sesquicentennial Celebration of Specialness. Through encounters with such characters as lovelorn Louis Fyne (John Goodman), a benevolent voodoo magician (Pops Staples), and a civic leader prone to marital strife and playing with his food (Spalding Gray), our nameless narrator weaves together gentle social commentary and amusingly strange vignettes in a uniquely picturesque depiction of modern American life. This depiction is rendered all the more vivid by Talking Heads’ delightfully-driven soundtrack, which playfully underscores the film’s idiosyncratic tone and captures the eccentric energy of Virgil and its inhabitants. When the tour ends and the film is over, join Stephen Tobolowsky – one of the film’s screenwriters, and a prolific actor with credits including Groundhog Day, Californication, and Silicon Valley – for a Q&A full of funny but true stories about the making of the movie! Not only that, but he’ll also be signing his books My Adventures With God and The Dangerous Animals Club. Copies will be available for purchase in the lobby! The movie starts at 7pm, but come early!  At 6:30pm, doors open for the Television Man Preshow, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience your favorite Talking Heads videos and performances on the big screen! Discount advance tickets are available online and at the Frida box office through April 23rd! Join the Frida on what’s sure to be a wild, wild night!

    PET SEMATARY
    Stars Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow, and is now playing at a theater near you.
    You can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a selected screening of your choice at a Regal Theater, If you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XakmsXltPkA
    Description:  Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, PET SEMATARY follows Dr. Louis Creed, who, after relocating with his wife Rachel and their two young children to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family's new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.

    DOGMAN
    Opens in New York and in Los Angeles on April 12th.
    THIS JUST IN!
    All KPFK listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of commentary tickets for a screening of their choice at Landmark’s Nuart Theater for one week starting 4/12/19!!
    Landmark Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard just west of the 405 Freeway, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
    You don't have to be a KPFK Film Club Member for this offer, but tickets are limited and subject to availability so you'll want to act fast!
    While you're talking to our wonderful folks at the front desk, ask them about how to JOIN the KPFK Film Club so you can enjoy the rest of our fabulous ticket offers!!!
    Get more info at the film’s official website: https://www.dogmanthemovie.com
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewh0lBcEb2U
    Description/Review: Matteo Garrone’s DOGMAN leaves you feeling like you've just enjoyed a superb Italian opera, or an engrossing character study for a Martin Scorsese film. Or perhaps an allegorical tale from a small isolated town in a Sergio Leone spaghetti western. DOGMAN is filled with drama, pathos, and a bit of comedy, and centers on a fascinating protagonist who undergoes a dramatic change in the face of violent forces beyond his control. This wonderful character study is actually loosely based on a true story about a dog coiffeur. The main character, Marcello, is a small man with a big heart. He loves his job grooming dogs (ergo the name of his business… “Dogman”) and styling winners in dog competitions. He can calm vicious dogs bigger than he, cajoling them like a dog whisperer, and will sometimes share his food with them. At one point he even risks his life and liberty to save a dog someone else has put in harms’ way. Divorced, Marcello lives alone but is not lonely. He fills his days with visitations and vacations with his adoring young daughter, and meals and football games with the other businessmen in his small, run down and isolated seaside suburb on the brink of desertion. Overall, Marcello is a slight, affable man who seems to love life, and who gets along by going along.  Even so, life is not easy. Marcello and the small community are terrorized by Simone, a huge brute of a violent bully who rides a noisy motorcycle, wears a leather jacket with “Uncle Sam” emblazoned on the back, and who intimidates Marcello into providing him with cocaine and assistance in his crimes. Marcello is not a fighter, and he placates and acquiesces to Simone’s demands, trying to cajole him the way he manages the large aggressive dogs under his care.  It is the audiences’ recognition that this tenuous détente will not last that fuels the film with an sense of operatic drama; as Simone grows more and more out of control, something will have to give, probably at great cost to Marcello and those for whom he cares. DOGMAN was directed by the imaginative Italian director Matteo Garrone—his TALE OF TALES is an all-time favorite adult fairy tale—gorgeous and otherworldly, dark and bizarre, quirky and allegorical. His other features, GOMORRAH and REALITY, are also acclaimed award winners. Although not nominated, DOGMAN was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. That means it stood in fabulous company, as many of last year’s nominees (CAPERNAUM, COLD WAR, ROMA, and SHOPLIFTERS), were all amazing films. DOGMAN has already garnered a wide range of awards, including the well-earned Best Actor Award at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival…you will not soon forget Marcello Fonte’s expressive and impressive portrayal of Marcello.

    THE WHITE CROW
    FREE SCREENING OPEN TO ALL LISTENERS!!!
    GREAT NEWS!!  KPFK Listeners can call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING:
    Thursday, April 11th at 11:00 AM
    Wilshire Screening Room, 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 112, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    (**Validated parking in underground garage.)
    Tickets are COMPLIMENTARY but are limited and subject to availability so CALL SOON!!!
    Get more info about THE WHITE CROW from the film’s website:  https://www.sonyclassics.com/thewhitecrow/#2ndPage
    You can also call 818-985-2711 to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the privileges of membership!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUYPHIG8os8&feature=youtu.be
    Description:  THE WHITE CROW— Based on the true story of one of the most legendary artists of the 20th century!!!  A young man of just 22, dressed in a black beret and a dark narrow suit, is on an airplane flying from St Petersburg to Paris. It is 1961 and Rudolf Nureyev, not yet the imperious figure of legend, is a member of the world-renowned Kirov Ballet Company, travelling for the first time outside the Soviet Union.  Parisian life delights Nureyev and the young dancer is eager to consume all the culture, art and music the dazzling city has to offer. But the KGB officers who watch his every move become increasingly suspicious of his behavior and his friendship with the young Parisienne Clara Saint.  When they finally confront Nureyev with a shocking demand, he is forced to make a heart-breaking decision, one that may change the course of his life forever and put his family and friends in terrible danger.  From Nureyev’s poverty-stricken childhood in the Soviet city of Ufa, to his blossoming as a student dancer in Leningrad, to his arrival at the epicentre of western culture in Paris in the early 1960s and a nail-biting stand-off at the Le Bourget airport, “THE WHITE CROW” is the true story of an incredible journey by a unique artist who transformed the world of ballet forever. “Provocative and evocative, superbly directed by Ralph Fiennes” -Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail.  “Guaranteed to leave you inspired” -Elle.  THE WHITE CROW stars Oleg Ivenko, Adele Exarchopoulos, and Ralph Fiennes…Opens April 26 in New York and Los Angeles--Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

    All is True
    FREE SCREENING OPEN TO ALL LISTENERS!!!
    GREAT NEWS!!  KPFK Listeners can call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING:
    Wednesday, April 17th at 11:00 AM
    Wilshire Screening Room, 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 112, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    (**Validated parking in underground garage.)
    Tickets are COMPLIMENTARY but are limited and subject to availability so CALL SOON!!!
    Get more info about ALL IS TRUE from the film’s website:  https://www.sonyclassics.com/allistrue/   
    You can also call 818-985-2711 to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the privileges of membership!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=1I5cKmiONDI
    Description:  ALL IS TRUE stars Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench, three of the most acclaimed performers ever to grace the Shakespearean stage!!!  In 1613 William Shakespeare Retired…He Still Had One Last Story to Tell—His Own. The year is 1613 and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age but disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is forced to ruthlessly examine his own failings as husband and father.  His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Opens citywide in NY and LA May 10—Coming Soon to a City Near You

    As You Like It
    Screens Monday, 5/13, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 5/14 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45507
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9KeuyhwRmE
    Description: Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.  Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.

    If the Dancer Dances
    Screens Monday, 5/6, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 5/7, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/45469?date=2019-05-07
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/323308357
    Description: If the Dancer Dances invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today’s leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham.  With help from three members of the former Cunningham company, the film tracks Petronio’s dancers as they strive to re-stage this great work, revealing what it takes to keep a dance – and a legacy – alive. Timed to coincide with Cunningham’s centennial, If the Dancer Dances is the first documentary on the subject of Cunningham’s work since his passing in 2009.“The dance studio is a private and mysterious place. After all, it’s where great works of choreography are created and kept alive. If the Dancer Dances grants us rare access, bringing us into the studio to watch the staging of a Merce Cunningham masterwork on the Stephen Petronio Company. It’s the tracking of this intimate process, a dance being passed one body to another, that makes this film a great gift.” - Mikhail Baryshnikov. 'If the Dancer Dances' grants us rare access [to an] intimate process, a dance being passed one body to another, that makes this film a great gift.” --Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Nureyev
    Screens Monday, 4/29, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 4/30, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45501
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciawlvHAgcs
    Description: This striking documentary from BAFTA-nominated directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the dancer that transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time.  It charts his rise from humble beginnings to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world. The film features never-before-seen footage and contextualizes not just the man but also the times in which he lived, discussing the politically charged divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomenon. A quarter of a century after Nureyev’s death, his story has never been more relevant: his defection to the West is symbolic as Russia and the West struggle once more to reconcile conflicting values; as we obsess over celebrity, Nureyev’s status as a global icon in an age before social media is doubly significant; as the Russian government’s attitude towards homosexuality is seen as medieval in its archaism, Nureyev’s unapologetic openness about his sexuality over half a century ago can be seen for the act of trailblazing bravery it truly was; and finally, having left a legacy in the dance world stemming from Mikhail Baryshnikov to the current era of Marcelo Gomes, Carlos Acosta and Sergei Polunin, it is telling that Nureyev is still widely considered the finest male ballet dancer ever to grace the stage.  “A meticulous, heartbreaking tour de force.”--Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

    STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1928) – With Live Musical Accompaniment by Dean Mora!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    April 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
    Get more info at the Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/steamboat-bill-jr/?instance_id=6611
    AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb3a3pM27ts
    Description:  On Saturday, April 27th, legendary Wurlitzer whiz Dean Mora lends Live Musical Accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s silent 1928 comedy classic Steamboat Bill, Jr.!  When college boy William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King – despite the fact that he’s a bit flummoxed by Willie’s citified nature. Soon Willie finds himself falling for King’s daughter, Mary (Marion Byron) – but he has more pressing concerns when the weather turns bad…This one-time-only event is presented by Orange County film collective Flickrhappy!  Experience Keaton’s 91-year-old classic on the big screen, with a new soundtrack performed live by a silent-film musical legend!

    BOMBS AWAY LIVE – PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Saturday, April 27 – 7pm
    Get more info at the Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/little-woods-5/?instance_id=7412  
    AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=zw81urzR_9Q
    Description:  Join Frida Cinema Lovers April 27th as the Bombs Away Show—the podcast that loves to tear apart the Best of the Worst—returns to take on “The Epitome of So-Bad-It’s-Good Cinema,” Plan 9 from Outer Space!  You’ve seen Tim Burton’s Ed Wood (Screening at The Frida Cinema April 22nd and 23rd), you’ve heard the name—now experience Plan 9 From Outer Space in a special 60th anniversary screening with a live comedy podcast following the film. First, sit back and enjoy the cult classic that combines aliens, zombies, and Bela Legosi in his final role in a film that critics have stated “has become so famous for its own badness that it’s now beyond criticism.”  But one podcast is gonna try! Because with this screening, you also get to enjoy a live recording of Bombs Away! The B-Movie comedy podcast will bring its show to you with special guests live on stage to dissect the movie you just experienced and invite you to participate with an audience discussion during the show! – Step into a themed event that transports you to the Black-and-White campy world of ED WOOD and 1950s B-Movie Madness featuring iconic trailers, themed drinks, and cheesy decor.  – Pose with in a green screen set recreation of Plan 9!  Tickets include both the film and the post-screening podcast show! Get in line early, tickets will sell out—you will not want to miss out on this one-night-only event!

    LITTLE WOODS
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, April 26 – 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday, April 27 – 2pm, 7:30pm
    Sunday, April 28 – 2pm, 5pm
    Monday, April 29 – 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Tuesday, April 30 – 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Wednesday, May 1 – 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Thursday, May 2 – 2pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Get more info at the Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/little-woods-5/?instance_id=7412
    AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HxRrJk48sg    
    Description:  Little Woods is a modern-day western which follows Ollie (Thor: Ragnarok‘s Tessa Thompson) and Deb (Baby Driver‘s Lily James), a pair of estranged sisters, both who have been living at the fringes of society in a small North Dakota town.  Ollie, who’s been illegally running pills across the Canadian border before being caught by the authorities, is looking to put the past behind her. But when her mother dies and Deb is faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Ollie must decide whether or not to return to her former way of life to prevent the foreclosure of their family home.  Nia DaCosta (who was selected to helm the upcoming Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot) directs this taut thriller, ripe with social commentary on the opioid crisis and the economy, where family ties are tested and the painful past resurfaces.  “DaCosta deftly balances Ollie’s illicit activities with the economic anxieties so many have to struggle with to create the kind of suspense Hitchcock or Scorsese would envy.” — Andrea Thompson, Cultured Vultures.  “The life-on-the-margins drama makes a fine, tense vehicle for Tessa Thompson, who in the last few years has stood out in a variety of genres.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter.  “DaCosta’s meticulous work in laying out a socially conscious scenario in such a wildly entertaining way shines through, and for a film that strives towards new beginnings, one couldn’t be more excited about the future of this exceptional first-time writer/director.” — Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest

    Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
    Screens Monday, 4/22, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 4/23, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44573
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/268831999
    Description: Decades before Hogwarts, Ursula K. Le Guin invited young readers to wizard school in her classic Earthsea fantasy series, and dazzled the science fiction world with masterworks like The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin tells the groundbreaking author's story in her own words, sprinkled with stunning animation and commentary from literary luminaries like Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, and Michael Chabon.  Produced with Le Guin’s participation over ten years, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a breathtaking journey through the late writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. “By framing her life in the context of second-wave feminism, 'Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin' captures Le Guin's legacy as a radical heroine.” …Amy Guay, Washington City Paper

    SATAN & ADAM
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Screens for one week starting April 19
    Get more info at the Art Theater’s website:  http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the film’s teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4WZuMPXFZY
    Description:  In 1986, when harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one-man band Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, it was the beginning of an unforgettable collaboration–dubbed Satan & Adam. Amidst the racial tension in New York City, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man made an unlikely pair, but their musical stylings perfectly aligned.  After a chance encounter with members of U2 and a celebrated debut record, the duo rose to international acclaim from their Harlem street corner. But as quickly as they were discovered, their meteoric rise was cut short when Mr. Satan mysteriously disappeared. The result is an odyssey 23 years in the making that captures a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music.”  “Passionate and moving.” – Film Inquiry.  “Inspiring… reminds you of what it means to be human.” – Nonfics

    LOST AND FOUND
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Screens for one week starting April 19
    Get more info at the Art Theater’s website:  http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the film’s teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeVOcYKjcrg
    Description:  “All in all, Lost & Found delivers a rewarding, quirky slice of Irish cinema.” – Film Ireland Magazine.  Lost & Found is 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station: ‘DANIEL tries to hold onto his new job in the L&F office. EDDIE begs in the train station, every day he has a different story, which one is his?  GABRIEL plans to surprise his girlfriend by proposing in the air but airport security have other plans. A GRANDMOTHER asks her grandson to retrieve a bracelet she buried as a child in the garden of her childhood home. MOYA visits a funeral home and signs the book of condolences not realizing the consequences. PAUDGE keeps redecorating his bar but the locals stay away.  SILE has set a date for her wedding not having a groom won’t stop her!”

    LIGHT IN THE WATER
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Screens for one week starting April 19
    Get more info at the Art Theater’s website:  http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the film’s teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KMD4BIdmmg
    Description: Light in the Water chronicles the birth and life of West Hollywood Aquatics Club, the first openly gay masters swim team. Founded to train for the inaugural Gay Olympic Games in 1982, the team is another lens through which to study LGBTQ history in America. Through archival footage and intimate interviews with members of the club, some of whom are record setting swimmers, Light in the Water celebrates athletes that happen to be gay. Constantly returning to the theme of water, the documentary sheds light on the inclusive team, which today still provides shelter and strength for queer athletes, young and old.

    Caravaggio The Soul and the Blood
    Screens Monday, 4/15, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 4/16, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45482
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEiYW-C_Y0  
    Description: Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional.  These evocative moments -- thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques -- allow viewers to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

    THE BURIAL OF KOJO
    Screenings start Friday, March 29th, with a one week run
    Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Get more info at Laemmle’s website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/45476
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available tickets to these Special Event Screenings featuring talks with the film makers:
    --Friday, March 29 @ 7:30pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmakers Ava DuVernay and Blitz Bazawule)
    --Saturday, March 30 @ 5:00pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmaker Blitz Bazawule and Constance Ejuma of African Artists Association)
    --Saturday, March 30 @7:30pm
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so please call soon, AND, you can call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Link to THE BURIAL OF KOJO Teaser/Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/317397379/7f754602bc
    Description:  ARRAY Films is proud to present the gorgeous Ghanaian film, THE BURIAL OF KOJO…PLUS, a very rare and special opportunity to meet filmmakers Ava DuVernay (A WRINKLE IN TIME, SELMA, 13TH) and Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist, filmmaker, and visual artist NY Blitz Bazawule!! Through his fantastic film, director Samuel “Blitz” Bazawule weaves African mythology and socio-political issues into a stunning tapestry punctuated by both drama and dreams.  With the dynamic gaze of magical realism and Afrofuturism, Bazawule chronicles a tale of two brothers through a gifted girl who travels beautiful lands that exist between life and death. THE BURIAL OF KOJO--Official selection of the 2019 Pan African Film Festival and the 2018 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Winner!

    MEDIUM COOL, 50th Anniversary Screening
    Wednesday, March 27, at 7 PM
    Royal Theatre, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Q&A following with Actor Robert Forster
    Part of Laemmle Theaters' Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/45435?date=2019-03-27
    Great News! YOU can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90mqG8I2xR0
    Description: Mark Your Calendars--You Won't Want to Miss This!! Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of one of the most provocative and explosive films of the late 60s, Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool. Wexler was already an Oscar-winning cinematographer of such films as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, In the Heat of the Night, and The Thomas Crown Affair when he made his directorial debut with this picture. He also had a background in documentaries, which he put to use in this feature set in Chicago in the summer of 1968, with a climax that takes place during the Democratic convention and the bloody police riot that accompanied it. The film mixes fact and fiction, documentary footage and staged scenes, as it tells the story of a TV news cameraman, played by Robert Forster, who comes to recognize the moral obligations of a journalist during turbulent times.  The film’s co-stars include Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill, and the late Verna Bloom, who gave an especially poignant performance as an Appalachian woman who becomes involved with Forster. Newcomer Harold Blankenship plays her son, who is befriended by Forster.  Wexler wrote the screenplay and acted as his own cinematographer. Oscar winner Verna Fields edited the picture, and Mike Bloomfield composed the score. The film was controversial but enormously successful. It was rated X by the Classification and Ratings Administration of the MPAA, ostensibly for nudity and language, but Wexler commented that “it was a political X.” It was later re-rated R without cuts.  The New York Times’ Vincent Canby wrote, “The result is a film of tremendous visual impact, a kind of cinematic Guernica, a picture of America in the process of exploding into fragmented bits of hostility, suspicion, fear and violence.” The Los Angeles Times’ Charles Champlin agreed that “Medium Cool provides an astonishingly wide but economical documentation of this particular moment in our history.” And Newsweek’s Joe Morgenstern called it “an exciting piece of work that must be seen by anyone who cares about the development of modern movies.” The film’s reputation continued to grow in later years, with Siskel and Ebert hailing it as “a well-crafted masterpiece.” In 2003 it was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.  Robert Forster made his film debut as the object of Marlon Brando’s obsession in John Huston’s controversial 1967 film, Reflections in a Golden Eye, which also starred Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Harris, and Brian Keith. Forster continued to work with top directors of the era, co-starring in Robert Mulligan’s The Stalking Moon and George Cukor’s Justine. Later he earned an Oscar nomination for his vivid portrayal in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown, and he delivered striking performances in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and Alexander Payne’s The Descendants. He has continued to make a strong impression in TV series Last Man Standing and the reboot of Twin Peaks, and just last year he bolstered the family drama, What They Had, in which he co-starred with Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank, and Michael Shannon.

    Discount Tickets to Select Events at LA’s PaleyFest!!!
    March 15 to 24, 2019
    At the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
    Get info and access to tickets here: https://www.paleycenter.org/2019-paleyfest-la-tickets/
    You don’t have to be a Film Club Member for this one, but please consider joining us to enjoy all our other KPFK Film Club events…..just call 818-985-2711 for info and to subscribe!!
    Description: Do not miss PaleyFest—the premier TV festival from the Paley Center where the hottest stars gather to delight fans with exclusive content and previews from upcoming episodes, and a Q&A with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and breaking news about their favorite shows.
    YOU can enjoy discounted tickets for the following events:
    ……..
    Sunday, March 17 at 7pm
    Join the stars of 9-1-1 in person! Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar, Ryan Guzman and Tim Minear!
    Save 15% on your tickets using code 911PF19 at
    Paleycenter.org/2019-paleyfest-la-tickets/!
    ……..
    Saturday, March 23 at 2pm
    Join the stars of HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER and MAGNUM P.I. in person! Alex O’Loughlin, Lucas Till, Jay Hernandez, Meaghan Rath, Tristin Mays, Meredith Eaton, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang, Amy Hill, Peter Lenkov, Kimee Balmilero & more to be announced!
    Save 15% on your tickets using code CBSTRIO at
    Paleycenter.org/2019-paleyfest-la-tickets/!/!  
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    Saturday, March 23 at 7pm
    Join the stars of POSE in person! Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J!
    Save 15% on your tickets using code POSEPF19 at
    Paleycenter.org/2019-paleyfest-la-tickets/!
    ……..
    Sunday, March 24 at 2pm
    Join STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount, Mary Chieffo, Tig Notaro, Ethan Peck, Rebecca Romijn, Michelle Yeoh.
    And enjoy a special preview of THE TWILIGHT ZONE with Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg, Win Rosenfeld, Audrey Chon, Glen Morgan, Steven Yeun, Sanaa Lathan, Taissa Farmiga, Ike Barinholtz, Allison Tolman, Adam Scott and Rhea Seehorn!
    Save 15% on your tickets using code TREKTWI at
    Paleycenter.org/2019-paleyfest-la-tickets/!

    WONDER PARK
    See Wonder Park in theaters March 15!
    Get more info from these fun websites:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WonderParkMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wonderparkmovie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wonderparkmovie/
    AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary passes to a selected screening of your choice at AMC Theaters, If you are member of the KPFK Film Club, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VML6rQWssSk
    Description:  WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

    BLACK DYNAMITE
    Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
    Monday, March 25 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
    Thursday, March 28 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
    Get More Info, at The Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/black-dynamite-8/?instance_id=6861
    …AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Y24a0cyCE
    Description:  “He’s super bad. He’s outta sight. He’s…BLACK DYNAMITE!” The hippest cat comes to The Frida to unleash some kung-fu justice. In this parody of blaxploitation flicks of the 1970’s era, Michael Jai White embodies the role of Black Dynamite, a former CIA agent and Vietnam war vet out to avenge the death of his brother, fight “The Man,” and clean up the streets from drugs. Featuring super fly stunts, outrageous situations, and some of the most hilarious quotable dialogue, Black Dynamite will explode on screen at The Frida Cinema. Warning: don’t drink the Anaconda Malt Liquor! “Fond and very funny homage to the exploitation era.” – Damon Wise, Empire Magazine.  “Outta sight!” – David Edwards, Daily Mirror. “As the titular ex-CIA man, White reveals comic talents to match his martial artistry, delivering one-liners and roundhouse kicks with the same killer precision.” – Dan Goodswen, Total Film. 

    US
    Begins screening March 22
    Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
    Get More Info at the Art Theater’s website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    …AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA
    Description:  Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.Adelaide Wilson (Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o) returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child, accompanied by her husband Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), son, and daughter (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex.) Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen to her family. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival.  When the masks come off, each stranger takes the appearance of a different family member. 

    CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON + DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING...FREE EVENT!
    The Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
    3/10, 6PM
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy9julGwUmo
    Get more info at the Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-and-book-signing/?instance_id=6862
    Description:  Join The Frida Cinema for a special screening of 1954 classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon – followed by a Discussion & Book Signing with author Mallory O’Meary, and her new novel The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick! The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick, was one of Disney’s first female animators, and in creating the film’s iconic creature, is the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters! Author Mallory O’Meary will detail her true-life detective work in recognizing the brilliance of Milicent Patrick’s work, and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer.  Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick establishes Patrick in her rightful place in film history – while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.  This event is FREE, and first-come, first-served! Enjoy a night of classic horror and contemporary literature!

    The Hole in the Ground
    Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
    Friday, March 8 – 10pm
    Saturday, March 9 – 10pm
    Sunday, March 10 – 10pm
    Monday, March 11 – 10pm
    Tuesday, March 12 – 10pm
    Wednesday, March 13 – 10pm
    Thursday, March 14 – 10pm
    Get More Info, at The Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-hole-in-the-ground/?instance_id=6964
    …AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POfBbfrZbTI
    Description:  From A24 (Hereditary, The Witch) and director/co-writer Lee Cronin comes a terrifying new vision from Ireland!  Sarah (Seána Kerslake) and her young son Chris (James Quinn Markey) move to a new home in the Irish countryside, next to a forest that hides an enormous sinkhole. After Chris inexplicably vanishes one night, Sarah is relieved when he returns seemingly unharmed — but as his behavior grows increasingly disturbing, Sarah begins to fear that the boy who has returned may not be her son at all. A new independent release that is already garnering favoring comparisons to Jennifer Kent’s masterful The Babadook, The Hole in the Ground is a chilling feature film debut from a new name to watch in horror cinema. “★★★★. The Hole in the Ground could very well be Ireland’s answer to The Babadook.  This changeling tale will leave you chilled.” – Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News.  “★★★★. A film operating at a suspenseful, spider-like creep that allows it to skirt your defenses and get some distance under the skin.”– Mike McCahill, Guardian.  “Don’t be surprised if weeks after you see this it gropes its way into your dreams.” – Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard.

    EVERYBODY KNOWS
    Begins screening March 8
    Art Theater: 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get More Info at the Art Theater’s website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    …AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L68mUxKuAnA
    Description:  Directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz, EVERYBODY KNOWS is an exciting psychological thriller.  Laura, on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, brings her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. “A quietly gripping examination of societal divisions, of class, of secrets that bind us together and pull us apart.” – The Wrap.  “If this were a book, it would be described as a page-turner.” – Arizona Republic

    Furie
    The Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
    Friday, March 8 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:45pm
    Saturday, March 9 – 5pm, 7:30pm
    Sunday, March 10 – 5pm, 7:30pm
    Monday, March 11 – 5:30pm, 7:45pm
    Tuesday, March 12 – 5:30pm, 7:45pm
    Wednesday, March 13 – 5:30pm, 7:45pm
    Thursday, March 14 – 5:30pm, 7:45pm
    Get More Info, at The Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/furie-hai-phuong/?instance_id=7037
    …AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjWEmOwt7Dw
    Description:  Furie…Director Le-Van Kiet’s Electrifying Action Thriller, The First Vietnamese film to be released in the United States!!  International star Veronica Ngo stars as Hai Phuong (the original Vietnamese title of the film), a notorious former gangster who is lying low in the countryside after becoming a mother.  Despite her best efforts at living a peaceful existence, Hai Phuong springs into action when her daughter is kidnapped by a trafficking ring — and soon finds that old habits die hard, stopping at nothing to reunite with her daughter, and leaving a trail of mayhem in her wake. “A refreshing entry from Vietnam, and an equally exhilarating showcase of Veronica Ngo’s undeniable talent.” – Alex Lines, Film Inquiry. “Kiet manages to pour on the tension without succumbing to nonsensical escalation, keeping the whole of Furie feeling personal and intimate.” – Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness

    Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets to either of TWO Special Advanced Screenings on Tuesday March 5th, at 7:30PM,
    at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum, 500 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618, or
    at the AMC Burbank 16, 125 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502.
    Get more info about CAPTAIN MARVEL :
    https://movies.disney.com/captain-marvel
    https://www.facebook.com/CaptainMarvelOfficial/
    https://twitter.com/captainmarvel?lang=en
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHxvxdRnYc
    Description:  Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson and is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.  On a big screen near YOU March 8.

    The Golden Age
    Monday, 4/08, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 4/09, 1 PM
     Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41699  
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzaCJ2Ps0B4
    Description:  With music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet are featured in this fabulous Laemmle Culture Vulture event!  In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster… A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.

    Ferrante Fever
    Monday, 4/01, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 4/02, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45370
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtsPoopcg0g
    Description: With over five million copies of her Neapolitan Novels sold and publication rights in 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy explores how an anonymous, translated author’s visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Ann Goldstein, Sarah McNally, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh in on the Ferrante “craze” and what makes her work -- and her mysterious persona -- so uniquely captivating.

    2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animated, Live Action, Documentary A &B)
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    4 Separate Programs with Screenings starting Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
    Get showtimes and other info at: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQjIyHmoBs
    Description: Film Lovers know that watching the Oscars is always more fun when you’ve actually seen the films.  Hedge your bet in the office Oscar prediction pool by enjoying these always fascinating short programs at the wonderful Art Theater in Long Beach:
    ANIMATED SHORTS, Running Time: 1 hrs 40 mins
    Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes. An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
    Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes. Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
    Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes. Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour,' five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
    Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes. 'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
    One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes. Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
    LIVE ACTION SHORTS, Running Time: 2 hrs
    Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes. A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. In Spanish with English subtitles.
    Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes. Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer... In French with English subtitles.
    Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes. An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. In French with English subtitles.
    Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes. Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
    Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes. A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
    DOCUMENTARY SHORTS A, Running Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
    DOCUMENTARY SHORTS B, Running Time: 1 hrs 25 mins
    Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes. After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
    End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes. Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.
    Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes. Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.
    A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes. In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.
    PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes. In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. 'Period. End of Sentence' tells their story. In Hindi with English subtitles. 

    Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
    Monday, 3/25, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 3/26, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45191
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZrZ_UjMEWs
    Description:  Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies. Take a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist's work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, "Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies," with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum, lends the basis of this program, revealing Van Gogh's art and his genius, while allowing audiences to understand the importance of drawing as part of his craft. Van Gogh's seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies very rarely exhibited - not just sketches but stunning works of art in and of themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterize the style and strokes in Van Gogh's paintings can already be seen.

    The Sleeping Beauty
    Monday, 3/18, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 3/19, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45190
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYANUX8iPAk
    Description:  The Sleeping Beauty from The Bolshoi Ballet, Screening at a Laemmle Theater Near YOU!! On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). This is classical ballet at its finest.

    I'm Not Running
    Monday, 3/11, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 3/12, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45189
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_XdNvfqe6k
    Description: I'm Not Running, Captured Live at London’s National Theater, Playing at a Laemmle Theater Near YOU!!  Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the NHS, to becoming an independent MP. In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party. As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonizing decision. David Hare’s explosive new play, set in a very different 2018, portrays personal choices and their public consequences, through a twenty year intimate friendship. David Hare (Plenty, Skylight, Stuff Happens) was recently described by the Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English.’ Siân Brooke (Doctor Foster, Sherlock) plays Pauline. Neil Armfield, Co-Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, returns to direct. "Absorbing. A passionate, fluent production." ~ Independent ; “David Hare’s Labour play hits political bullseyes. A terrific performance from Siân Brooke.” --Guardian

    La Bayadere
    Monday, 3/4, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 3/5, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45188
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYANUX8iPAk
    Description: The Bolshoi Ballet captured live January 20, 2019 in Moscow Screening at a Laemmle Theater Near YOU! The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption. A must-see theatrical event.

    WHAT IS DEMOCRACY
    Screens Monday, 2/25, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 2/26, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44994  
    AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHxRj9JWQMs    
    Description:  Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.  Director Astra Taylor's (Zizek!, Examined Life) idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.  Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists Angela Davis and Cornel West, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means. “Fascinating. Confronts us with our pathetic condition and refuses to offer an easy solution, because we need to work it out together.” --Charlie Phillips, Guardian

    CASABLANCA—Part of the Frida’s 5th Anniversary Party!!!
    Thursday, February 21st
    6:30pm: A pre-screening mixer, with hors d’oeuvres
    7:30pm: A brief presentation of the Frida’s accomplishments and visions for the future, followed by a 4K Restoration of CASABLANCA
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info from the Frida website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/casablanca/?instance_id=6411
    And… Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available complementary tickets, if you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!  Tickets are extremely limited and subject to availability.
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9ID5DHsX8g   
    Description:  One of the GREATEST FILMS of ALL TIME…On Thursday, February 21st, join The Frida Cinema as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a special screening of 1942’s Casablanca! Ticket holders are welcome to join The Frida at 6:30pm for a pre-screening mixer, with hors d’oeuvres and drinks included with your ticket!  At 7:30pm, enjoy a brief presentation where The Frida will highlight their non-profit art house cinema’s accomplishments over their first Five Years, as well as some of their visions for the future! Then sit back and experience a 4K Restoration of one of the greatest films of all time – director Michael Curtiz’ Casablanca!  Far more than a simple period romance, Casablanca is an inspiring epic that showcases humanity at its best in the face of impending political doom.  In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town, having given up The Fight to run a den of gambling, extortion, and excess. As a Nazi presence grows in Casablanca, a twist of fate finds Rick in possession of two valuable letters of transit – which can mean an escape from Nazi persecution for Czechoslovakian underground leader Victor Laszlo, who arrives in Casablanca for those very letters. There’s only one problem – Lazslo arrives with his wife Ilsa, who is Rick’s one-time love, and chief cause of his newfound heartache and hardened cynicism…Tickets include pre-screening hors d’oeuvres and drinks, as well as popcorn and soft drinks for the show!  

    MANDY
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, February 15 – 8pm, 11pm
    Saturday, February 16 – 8pm, 11pm
    Get more info here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/mandy-41/?instance_id=6293
    And…Call 818-985-2711 to request and available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI054ow6KJk   
    Description: Lucky You!  The Must-See MANDY is Returning to the Frida Cinema!!!!  It was only a matter of time, but monster hit Mandy is heading back to The Frida Cinema this February!  Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) and Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red is catapulted into a phantasmagorical journey filled with bloody vengeance, and laced with fire. To delve deeper into Mandy here would be to risk spoiling many of the film’s surprises – or as Heather Wixson of Daily Dead wrote in her five-star review, “There are so many reasons why I loved Mandy, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface here – but to be honest, so many of those things were genuine surprises for me as I was watching it, and I feel like that’s the best way for anyone to see it.”  Directed by Panos Cosmatos. 2018. 121 minutes. Rated R.  “Were scientists to engineer an uncut, 100-proof cult sensation, it would probably look, sound, and kick like this.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club.  “
    ★★★★. Those still suffering from withdrawal symptoms from the end of David Lynch’s epic Twin Peaks revival last year – the cure has been found.”– James Croot, Stuff.co.nz.  “Mandy is a totally uncompromising vision from a singular filmmaker – a pulsing, twisted descent into heavy metal vengeance that must be seen to be believed.” – Ben Pearson, Slashfilm

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    With Live Musical Accompaniment by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!
    February 9, at 8:00 pm at the Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info at The Frida’s website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/sunrise-live-score/?instance_id=6196
    Great news!  You can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=qm1hVPsaals
    Description: Winner of three awards at the very first Academy Awards – Best Photography (Cinematography), Best Actress, and Best Unique and Artistic Picture – director F.W. Murnau’s 1927 silent classic Sunrise (aka Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans) comes to The Frida Cinema on Saturday, February 9th with a Live Score by composer, musician, author, and educator Jack Curtis Dubowsky and his Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble (JCDE)! Debuting a brand-new score to the classic love story in a live concert performed as the film plays overhead, JCDE has arranged haunting sounds that perfectly complement Murnau’s masterpiece, shot in his trademark Expressionist style.  The score is only the latest in a series of acclaimed original scores that Dubowsky has written for classic films, including Murnau’s Nosferatu, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, The Mark of Zorro, and The Phantom Carriage.  Based on the Hermann Sudermann novel “A Trip to Tilsit,” Sunrise stars George O’Brien as a farmer who is happily married to his loving wife (Oscar winner Janet Gaynor), only to find himself falling under the seductive spell of Margaret Livingston, a temptress from The City. Callously ignoring his wife and child and stripping his farm of its wealth on behalf of Livingston, the farmer finds himself enchanted by the bewitching vamp’s stories of city life — and all the jazz, bright lights, and erotic excitement that goes with it — and finds himself seriously considering a diabolical scheme she suggests to rid himself of his wife once and for all.  Will the farmer lose his soul to the sordid temptations of the flesh — or will true love prevail?  The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble is composed of founder/conductor/composer Dubowsky; Jeff L. Schwartz on double bass; Charles Sharp on woodwinds and electronics;  R. Scott Dibble on keyboards; Henry Webster on violin and viola; Sean Stackpoole on flute; and Slam Nobles on percussion. “Dubowsky’s score perfectly matched the German Expressionist cinematography and Gothic horror of Nosferatu. This is not the heavy Hammer Films romanticism of the 1997 James Bernard orchestration, or even the German post-Wagner romanticism of the original Hans Erdmann score (lost for many years), but a mixture of light romantic lyricism (each character has a memorable musically recurring theme), mixed with sparse 20th century experimental music and musical sound effects.” – KPFK’s review of Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble’s performance of Nosferatu.  “F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise conquered time and gravity with a freedom that was startling to its first audiences. To see it today is to be astonished by the boldness of its visual experimentation.  4/4“ – Roger Ebert Chicago, Sun-Times

    What Men Want
    In theaters Friday, 2/8/2019!
    Great NEWS!!!  YOU can call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pass, good for 2 tickets, to a selected screening of your choice at the Cinemark Theaters, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member.  Not a member yet?  Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=HeoLiTirRp4
    Description:  Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues. When Ali is passed up for a well-deserved promotion, she questions what else she needs to do to succeed in a man’s world... until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts! With her newfound power, Ali looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar, but the lengths she has to go to will put her relationship with her best friends and a potential new love interest (Aldis Hodge) to the test.

    COLD PURSUIT
    Opens in theaters Friday, February 8th!
    Get more info:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coldpursuitmovie/
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    Great News!!  Call 818-985-2711, for a complimentary pair of available tickets to a selected screening of your choice at an AMC Theater IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Enjoy The Fun!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0phuNQQ_gHI&t=4s
    Description: COLD PURSUIT, an action thriller infused with irreverent humor, stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman,, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son.  Nels’ search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking (Tom Bateman), a drug lord he believes is connected to the death.  As one by one each of Viking’s associates “disappear,” Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing — and no one — get in his way.

    SUNRISE – A SONG OF TWO HUMANS at the Art Theater in Long Beach
    Silent film featuring a wonderful live score by the acclaimed Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!
    8 PM, Thursday, February 14, 2019
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info at the Art Theater website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r8nQT5Z9hw&feature=youtu.be    
    Description: SUNRISE – A SONG OF TWO HUMANS is “An example of True Love styled to cinema perfection.” – Time Out.  Considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio, this 1927 film represents the art of the wordless cinema at its zenith. Bored with his wife, their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer falls under the spell of a flirtatious city girl who convinces him to drown his wife so they can escape together. When his wife becomes suspicious of his plan and runs away to the city, the farmer pursues her, slowly regaining her trust as the two rediscover their love for each other in this award-winning silent classic.

    2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts
    DOCUMENTARY SHORTS, Opening Feb. 8th at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, Town Center 5
    ANIMATED SHORTS, Opening Feb. 22nd  at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, NoHo 7
    LIVE ACTION SHORTS, Opening Feb. 22nd  at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, NoHo 7
    Get showtimes and other great info at: https://www.laemmle.com/
    And…Call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets to a screening of your choice at the Laemmle Pasadena or Claremont Theaters, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQjIyHmoBs
    Description: The Always Popular 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts Are Almost Here!!! For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 8th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)!  A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th.
    DOCUMENTARY SHORTS, Opening Feb. 8th at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, Town Center 5
    Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes. After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius' family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.
    End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes. Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late? ‘End Game’ probes these questions and more as it follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death.
    Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes. Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night.
    A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes. In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from history. 'A Night at the Garden' transports audiences to this chilling gathering and shines a light on the power of demagoguery and anti-Semitism in America.
    PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes. In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. 'Period. End of Sentence' tells their story. In Hindi with English subtitles.
    ANIMATED SHORTS, Opening Feb. 22nd  at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, NoHo 7
    Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes. An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy.
    Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes. Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life. She searches for a connection within her vivid, but fragmented memories.
    Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes. Dealing with what comes naturally isn’t easy, especially for animals. In 'Animal Behaviour,' five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
    Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes. 'Weekends' is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.
    One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes. Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
    LIVE ACTION SHORTS, Opening Feb. 22nd  at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Claremont 5, Monica Film Center, Glendale, NoHo 7
    Madre – Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Maria del Puy Alvarado, Spain, 19 minutes. A single mother receives a call from her seven-year-old son who is on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a cause for joy, but soon it becomes a horrible nightmare when the child tells her that he is alone and cannot find his father who left a while ago. In Spanish with English subtitles.
    Fauve – Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon, Canada, 17 minutes. Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer... In French with English subtitles.
    Marguerite – Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset, Canada, 19 minutes. An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. In French with English subtitles.
    Detainment – Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon, Ireland, 30 minutes. Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993 and continues to incite public outrage across the UK today.
    Skin – Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman, USA, 20 minutes. A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

    THE ISLE
    Starting Friday, Feb. 8th
    Laemmle’s Glendale, 207 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206
    The 9:55 screening on Friday 2/8 will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Matthew Butler Hart and his co-writer and lead actress Tori Butler Hart, moderated by Staci Layne Wilson.
    Get more info at the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45243
    Great News….Call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets for the 9:55 screening on Friday, 2/8, IF you are a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVczYaR1hpA
    Description: A New Supernatural Thriller at the Fabulous Laemmle Glendale!! Set in 1846, three sailors are shipwrecked on an uncharted island off the west coast of Scotland. They find four lone inhabitants living in what was once a thriving community. As the days pass waiting for the promised supply ship to take them home, the sailors discover that not all is well on the seemingly friendly isle. Critics are proclaiming THE ISLE to be “Exquisitely-wrought Gothic Horror” and “A Wonderful Blend of …THE WICKER MAN and THE WITCH”!!!

    COLD WAR
    Begins screening at the MOST FABULOUS ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814) January 25; visit their informative website for details:  http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementay tickets for a screening of your choice at the Art Theater, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImvkXgGVWw
    Description: Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times. “Cold War resembles a waking dream. And a ravishingly romantic one at that.” –  Entertainment Weekly.  “A film that is both illuminating and haunting at the same time.” – Observer.  “One of the most colourful things you’ll ever see in black and white.”  – Time Out

    FREE SOLO
    Screens at the MOST FABULOUS ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814) January 17, 19, 20; visit their informative website for details:   http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets for a screening of your choice at the Art Theater, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU   
    Description:  From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock … the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope.  Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement.  FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.  “Both intimate and expansive, Free Solo is a documentary beautifully calculated to literally take your breath away. And it does.” –  Los Angeles Times.  “For those who love the thrill of high-adrenaline adventure docs, National Geographic’s “Free Solo” will be a hard experience to top.” – Variety.  “An engaging study of a perfect match between passion and personality.”  – New York Times

    IF BEALE STREET COULD TALKBegins screening at the MOST FABULOUS ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH  January 11; visit their informative website for details: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets for a screening of your choice at the Art Theater, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGCvdlaWUF0
    Description: In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny.  Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.  “If Beale Street Could Talk is at once a tribute to love and a call for its defense against racist hatred, all told in an artfully composed tragedy.” –  NPR  “A work of social realism elevated to poetic heights by the sheer beauty of its voice and the humanism of its spirit…” – Variety  “A period piece that feels beautifully and painfully present: beautifully because love stories are timeless, painfully because the spectacle of racial injustice feels up to date.”  – Wall Street Journal

     

    THE UPSIDE
    In theaters January 11, 2019
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of passes for a selected screening of your choice at AMC theaters, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get all the interesting details at:
    Official website:  https://www.theupside.movie/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheUpsideFilm/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/theupsidefilm?lang=en
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWw7rCHcduQ
    Description:  Director Neil Burger’s THE UPSIDE is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict, Dell (Kevin Hart), who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston). From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. THE UPSIDE also stars Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King.  The screenplay for the film is by Jon Hartmere, based on the motion picture Intouchables by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache.

    Ruben Blades is Not My Name
    Monday, 2/18, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 2/19, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45141
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=uTUFY5j7p3M
    Description: Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents… Ruben Blades is Not My Name.  Latin American icon Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970's. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience. Blades has won 17 Grammys, acted in Hollywood, earned a law degree from Harvard and even run for President of his native Panama. Critically acclaimed director Abner Benaim takes us on a journey through Ruben's 50 year career, revealing that Ruben still has both musical and political ambitions.  This is a film about a living legend and his struggle to come to terms with his legacy.

    Young Picasso
    Monday, 2/11, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 2/12, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45187
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3LW-dZhpCg
    Description: A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation! Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

    Farinelli
    Screens Monday, 2/4, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 2/5, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45186
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbX2diR9b4U
    Description: A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation!  In the 18th century during Handel's time, no man was more famous or more celebrated than the castrato Farinelli. The incredible true story of the world-famous opera singer - who was castrated during childhood in order to preserve his voice - comes to life in this Oscar-nominated drama of high notes and even higher passions. For all its emotional extravagance and sheer Baroque lushness, Farinelli is actually a triumph of taut control and superb structuring. --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

    The Madness of George III
    Screens Monday, 1/28, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 1/29, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45185  
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO76_gVR9nA
    Description: Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…The Madness of George III. Multi-award-winning drama The Madness of George III captured live at the Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance). It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

    Genesis 2.0
    Monday, 1/21, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 1/22, 1 PM,
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45082
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ybffTTHTY  
    Description: Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…Genesis 2.0, which observes the harsh and dangerous life of so-called mammoth hunters on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia.  The archaic landscape in which these people are looking for the tusks of extinct mammoths looks like primordial earth.  There is a kind of gold rush fever in the air, because the prices for this white gold have never been so high. But the thawing permafrost unveils more than just precious ivory. Sometimes the hunters find an almost completely preserved mammoth carcass with fur, liquid blood and muscle tissue on which arctic foxes gnaw. Such finds are magnets for high-tech Russian and South Korean clone researchers in search of mammoth cells with the greatest possible degree of intact DNA. Their mission could be part of a science-fiction plot. They want to bring the extinct woolly mammoth back to life à la Jurassic Park, and resurrect it as a species. And that’s just the beginning. Worldwide, biologists are working on re-inventing life. They want to learn the language of nature and create life following the Lego principle¹². The goal of synthetic biology is to produce complete artificial biological systems. Man becomes the Creator. The resurrection of the mammoth is a first track and manifestation of this next great technological revolution. An exercise. A multi-million dollar game. The new technology may well turn the world as we know it completely on its head…and all of this has its origin in the unstoppably thawing permafrost at the extreme edge of Siberia. Genesis 2.0 is a double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable.” --Hollywood Reporter

    Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality
    Screens Monday, 1/14, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 1/15, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45184
    Call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/299706108
    Description: Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality, an in-depth journey through the life and work of Salvador Dalí, and also of Gala, his muse and collaborator. It starts in 1929, a crucial year in Dalí's career and life, as he joined the surrealist group and met Gala, and advances until the year of the artist's death in 1989. In all this vital and artistic journey, Dalí's geographies, especially Portlligat, stand out as the only stable home-workshop he possesses; Figueres, his hometown, where he creates his Dalí Theater-Museum, and Púbol, where the Castle is, exponent of courtly love, which Dalí gives to Gala. But naturally other cities, especially Paris and New York are also central. It is worth noting the numerous documentary contributions that help us get closer to this unique painter of art history, who already has a place assigned among great masters. Contemplating Salvador Dalí himself, Gala, a tour of his creations, family approaches and distancing, all through images and documents, some of them unpublished, brings us closer to a painter who has managed to create a character that is a work of art itself. With this documentary we can go beyond the character and approach the painter and the man, and the spaces conceived by him that have helped to shape his immortality, the immortality of a genius.

    MARY POPPINS RETURNS
    Opens at a theater near you December 19th, however….
    YOU can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a
    SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING at 7:30 PM on Monday, 12/17/2018 at either the
    AMC Century City in Los Angeles (10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067) or Edwards Big Newport 6 (300 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660), IF you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and JOIN the FUN!!!
    Get More Info about MARY POPPINS RETURNS here..
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marypoppinsreturns/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/marypoppins2018?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marypoppinsreturns/
    …and see the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3jsfXDZLIY
    Description: The Perfect Gift for the Season…..MARY POPPINS RETURNS!
    In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.  MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall and features a wonderful screen story by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. You’ll love the all new original songs and music by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.  MARY POPPINS RETURNS also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

    THE FAVOURITE
    Begins December 21, 2018
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info from the amazing Art Theater’s website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and become a Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYb-wkehT1g
    Description:  Another Critically Acclaimed Film at the Art Theater in Long Beach…….THE FAVOURITE!  “A fantastic little cupcake of a movie laced with thistle frosting.” –  Time Magazine.  “It’s a perfectly cut diamond of a movie – a finely executed, coldly entertaining entry in the genre of savage misanthropic baroque costume drama.” – Variety.  “It’s a period piece with a wink. It’s also funny as hell and a true big-screen treat.”  – Chicago Sun-Times.  Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

    DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
    Screens December 15 & 16, 2018
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info from the Amazing Art Theater’s website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and become a Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID20aw-tS14  
    Description:  In 1967, The Beatles embarked on an ambitious project, writing and directing a one-hour film, Magical Mystery Tour. The music written for the film is some of The Beatles’ psychedelic best.  In “Deconstructing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour”, music historian, composter and Beatles enthusiast Scott Freiman delves into the creative process behind “The Fool On The Hill,” “Blue Jay Way,” “I Am The Walrus,” and other selections from Magical Mystery Tour.  Scott will also “deconstruct” other songs from the Magical Mystery Tour album, including “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “All You Need Is Love.”

    THE SEVENTH SEAL
    Monday, December 10 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
    Tuesday, December 11 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
    Get more info here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-seventh-seal-the-films-of-ingmar-bergman-4/?instance_id=5470
    FANNY AND ALEXANDER
    Wednesday, December 12 – 1pm, 7pm
    Thursday, December 13 – 1pm, 7pm
    Sunday, December 16 – 11am
    Get more info here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/fanny-and-alexander/?instance_id=5474
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available complementary tickets to each of these wonderful films.  Not a member?  Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and JOIN THE FUN!!!!
    See the Seventh Seal trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djSbNzZGV6Y
    See the Fanny and Alexander trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkszXVEUHco
    Description:  The FRIDA CINEMA presents Timeless Masterpieces from Ingmar Berman…  Brimming with iconic images that defined the early days of Art House Cinema, Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) stars Max von Sydow as a disillusioned and exhausted knight who, after a decade of battling in the Crusades, encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, and even parodied, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning was one of the early benchmark foreign imports, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of movie-going. With the generous participation of Janus Films, The FRIDA is so honored to be able to close their Berman series with Bergman’s complete, uncut, 312-minute (yes, that’s just over five hours) Oscar-winning 1982 masterpiece, Fanny and Alexander.  Released in its entirety for Swedish television before having over two hours cut for its US release, Fanny and Alexander – described by Bergman as “the sum total of my life as a filmmaker” – is experienced through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, as we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. In his warmest and most autobiographical film, Bergman combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.  Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography for Sven Nykvist’s gorgeous compositions, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for the sumptuous sets by Anna Asp and Susanne Lingheim, and Best Costume Design for designer Marik Vos-Lundh, Fanny and Alexander is very rarely presented on the big screen, and less so in its uncut version – do not miss this opportunity!

    HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get More Info at the Frida’s excellent website: http://thefridacinema.org/hola-mexico/   ….
    …AND… Call 818-985-2711 to request and available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Description:  HOLA MEXICO Film Festival comes to The Frida Cinema December 7th – 13th! This December, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome the 2018 Hola Mexico Film Festival! The largest touring festival of Mexican independent cinema outside of Mexico, the Hola Mexico 10th Anniversary Tour will showcase the best of new independent cinema, presenting contemporary films in their original Spanish language with English subtitles. This year’s selection covers a broad spectrum of genres, from romantic comedy to political intrigue to period drama to supernatural horror, and we are excited to present all nine films selected by this year’s Hola Mexico selection committee! Visit http://thefridacinema.org/hola-mexico/  to learn more about each film, watch trailers (please note that although some trailers do not yet have English subtitles, the films themselves will be presented with subtitles), and purchase advance tickets!
    Friday, December  7
    9pm – Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid)
    Saturday, December 8
    6:30pm –Los adioses (The Eternal Feminine) + Reception
    9:30pm –Vuelven (Tigers are Not Afraid)
    Sunday, December 9
    12:30pm –Sacúdete las penas
    3pm -Camino a Marte (Road to Mars)
    7pm -Oso Polar (Polar Bear)
    Monday, December 10
    7pm -Me gusta, pero me asusta
    Tuesday, December 11
    7pm -La gran promesa (The Big Promise)
    Wednesday, December 12
    7pm -Eres mi pasión
    Thursday, December 13
    7pm -Cómo matar a un esposo muerto
    The Frida Cinema thanks Santa Ana Business Council, and the community of fellow Downtown Santa Ana businesses, for their support in bringing this exciting festival, and these wonderful films, to the community!

    ROMA
    Begins December 7, 2018
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info from the amazing Art Theater’s website: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and become a Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BS27ngZtxg
    Description: The ART Theater in Long Beach Proudly Presents….ROMA--The Most Personal Project to date from Academy Award (R)-winning Director and Writer Alfonso Cuarón!!  ROMA follows Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. New York Film Critics have named ‘Roma’ the Best Film of 2018! “Cuarón has composed some of the most stunning shots and sequences in film history, and it would be a sin not to see this on the big screen.” – L.A. Weekly.  “It’s an expansive, emotional portrait of life buffeted by violent forces, and a masterpiece.” – New York Times.  “A richly textured masterpiece, Roma is cinema at its purest and most human.” – Time Out

    INSTANT FAMILY
    In theaters November 16th…Visit the INSTANT FAMILY Official Website to Get More Info: https://www.instantfamilymovie.com/home/
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of run-of-event passes at the fabulous Landmark Theater (10850 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064), if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=IUfZq3DUd3Y
    Description: INSTANT FAMILY…  A Hilarious, Heartwarming and Touching New Comedy!!! When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.

    55 STEPS
    A FREE THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!!!
    Free Special Advanced Screening and A Reception featuring LIVE MUSIC and Refreshments
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    6:00pm Reception with the Fresh Indy Folk/Pop of Singer/Songwriter Will Sivy and Refreshments
    7:00pm Special Advanced Screening of 55 STEPS!!!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so CALL TO RESERVE SEATS for you and your guests NOW!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ug1TE-kdCM
    Visit Will Sivy’s Website here: https://www.willsivy.com/
    Description: 55 STEPS is based on the inspiring true story of the unlikely relationship between an outrageous and wickedly smart Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter), a mental patient in a hospital that has mistreated her, and her attorney, an uptight, workaholic patients’ rights lawyer, Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank). In this heartfelt tale told with humor and emotion, Colette takes on the uphill battle of representing Eleanor against the people who harmed her while the spirited Eleanor makes it her mission to mentor Colette whether Colette likes it or not!  Directed by Bille August, 55 STEPS opens on VOD/EST Oct. 16th and is in theaters Nov. 16th!!
    Will Sivy is an up and coming American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Boulder, CO, he attended Berklee College of Music until he moved to Nashville. There, he began refining his skills as a songwriter before moving to Los Angeles in 2017. “Will's music is sharp and fresh. He draws from the most important eras of his influences while simultaneously stretching the boundaries of what a singer/songwriter can be.” ~Richie Furay, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Buffalo Springfield, Poco. You’ve seen him at The Mint and The Hotel Café… now enjoy his talents in a free reception prior to seeing 55 STEPS in Beverly Hills!!

    DON QUIXOTE
    Screens Monday, 12/17, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 12/18, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44543
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwy0jggkwqs
    Description: From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, DON QUIXOTE comes to life on a Laemmle Cinema Screen NEAR YOU!!!  Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea.  With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi's critically-acclaimed staging of this exalted performance.

    TROILUS & CRESSIDA
    Screens Monday, 12/10, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 12/11, 1 PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44542
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-zaFstNcyk
    Description:  An Epic Shakespearean Production, Mad Max Style!!  "Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion." Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, recorded live in Shakespeare's home town. The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached a stalemate. The Greeks are quarreling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen. Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.

    THUNDER ROAD
    Opens November 2nd for a one-week run!
    Frida Cinema- 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Visit the theater’s website for showtimes and info: http://thefridacinema.org/event/thunder-road/?instance_id=5030
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTjYRFZOf4I
    Description:  SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner THUNDER ROAD….at the FABULOUS FRIDA CINEMA!!! The Frida Cinema is proud to present this year’s SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winner for Best Narrative Feature, Jim Cumming’s Thunder Road – opening November 2nd for a one-week run! Based on Cumming’s darkly comic Sundance-winning 2016 short film of the same name, Thunder Road follows Officer Jim Arnaud (played by Cummings himself), a decent man struggling with relationship and anger issues.  After he loses his mother, he endeavors to do a better job raising his young daughter Crystal (Kendal Farr), in large part as a love letter to his mother.  A tragicomic portrait that is alternately hilarious and deeply emotionally affecting – and often within the same scene – Thunder Road serves as an outstanding calling card for writer-director-star Jim Cummings.  Since making waves at SXSW, Thunder Road has won several additional film awards, including the Best Picture of the Year awards from Nashville Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, and Deauville Film Festival. “Grade: A.  Though the sky might be falling, Thunder Road swirls about the tragicomedy of Officer Arnaud’s plight with ease. It’s hard to really forge a film that can wreck you and play with such liveliness.” – Cory Woodroof, The Playlist “Jim Cummings astonishes as writer-director-star in this tonally perfect, profoundly moving comic drama.” – Shaun Munro, Flickering Myth  “Thunder Road is an exhilarating ride. It announces Jim Cummings as a talent to be reckoned with and dances on the jagged precipice of emotional contradictions. It’s a graceless dance to watch — but delivered with the utmost control and grace.” – Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle October 11, 2018   “★★★★½.  I have seen humanistic American filmmaking’s future, and its name is Jim Cummings.”– David Fear, Rolling Stone

    The 21st ANNUAL ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2018
    Fri., Sat., and Sun. November 2-4
    Egyptian Theater-6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Schedule and festival info at: http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary ALL ACESS PASS, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!
    Enjoy trailers from the AIFF’s films at their YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEDttZKABte00e0hdcuPbGQ

    Description:  Your Long Wait is Almost Over….The Amazing The 21st ANNUAL ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2018, takes place Fri., Sat., and Sun. November 2-4, at the most elegant Egyptian Theater in Hollywood!!!  The AIFF 2018 is one of the premier film festivals in Hollywood, showcasing inspiring films from around the world!  This year’s lineup includes 46 films from 17 countries, including wonderful narrative features, fascinating documentaries, and riviting shorts, all exploring a diverse range of themes. Here’s a glimpse of the schedule (check out the full schedule at http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/day-by-day-schedule-and-program-at-2018-arpa-iff/ ):
    FRIDAY, 11/2
    -A special Red Carpet Reception (6PM) and screening (8PM) of MONDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN, a love story about a single father who is struggling unsuccessfully to let go of his past. The film stars Edward James Olmos, Marty Sader, past Arpa IFF award recipient Mary Apick and mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva. A special ceremony honoring Edward James Olmos with a Lifetime Achievement Award will follow the screening of the film. Olmos, currently starring in the television series Mayans M.C., has played iconic roles both in film and television (Blade Runner, American Me, Selena, Miami Vice, The Burning Season, Battlestar Galactica) receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for “Stand and Deliver” (1988).
    SATURDAY, 11/3
    -Saturday evening’s centerpiece program and reception will showcase two amazing films – YEVA, Armenia’s foreign language film Oscar submission last year, as well as DIVERTED EDEN written and directed by Prince Baghdasarian. YEVA, an Armenian-Iranian co-production, is set against the backdrop of the long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).  DIVERTED EDEN, winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sedona International Film Festival, is the story of a war hero who takes matters into his own hands after his young daughter is kidnapped, as detectives unravel the mystery surrounding the unusual crime.
    -WOMEN IN FILM MAKING – PANEL DISCUSSION
    -THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE (feature) (USA) – an intriguing family drama about a young record collector and his friend who go to his family’s lake house to claim a valuable jazz recording, upon his father’s suicide.
    -RIVER OF GOLD (documentary) (USA) – a disturbing account of the apocalyptic destruction of Peru’s Amazon rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. The acclaimed documentary is narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock.
    -SIX MUSICIANS AND THE CITY (documentary) (Russia) – Filmmaker Tatiana Daniliyants showcases 6 amazing musicians based in Yerevan, each with their own unique story and musical genre. THE GIRL IN THE SHOW (documentary) (USA) – a poignant retrospective of comediennes, exploring the ways in which women’s comedy and women’s liberation have evolved together.
    -NOWHERE (feature) (Serbia) – Serbian filmmaker Predrag Velinovic tells the story of three inseparable friends who graduate together and develop a relationship balancing on a thin line between friendship and love.
    -MODERN AMERICAN ARTISTS (documentary) (USA) – Rockstar/Guitarist Peter DiStefano of the band Porno for Pyros explores his local city of Los Angeles in search of local artists to collaborate with.
    -BETTY: THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT (documentary) (USA) – creatively blending documentary, animation and nonfiction techniques, this movie traces the life of Funk Queen Betty Davis who arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music.
    -DORBEEN (short) (India)- based on the life of two street children in India and their pursuit of happiness in the little things in life that most adults are unaware of or choose to ignore.
    -ECHO (short animation) (Serbia) – a young boy spends a day with his father, whom he only occasionally sees, in nature, with the game of calling Echo.
    -GENESIS (short animation) (Iran) – a fantasy short film with a critical point of view about the situation in Syria.
    SUNDAY, 11/4
    - The AIFF 2018 will close with a special Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 at the Egyptian Theatre, with Ed Asner, Natalie Qasabian and Sveva Alviti being honored.
    -THE PURSUIT (short) (USA) – a first generation Armenian-American single mother still struggling with her cultural identity. She tries to conform with her family’s and culture’s expectations but feels that she is stuck in the middle of the Armenian and American cultures.
    -IN VINO (feature) (USA) –Charles and Linda, extremely wealthy couple, invite their closest friends and family members to dinner. Before dinner is served Charles raises the glass for a toast to his family and falls face forward on his plate DEAD. Linda confesses that she had poisoned him and she had poisoned everyone in the room to get the money. The guests have one choice: Kill one person among them and take the blame for both murders to get the antidote or… DIE in one hour.
    -UNDER THE WALNUT TREE (short) (USA) – a young boy has been displaced during the massacre of his people and his family. After wandering alone for days, he is ready to give up but fights to continue to safety.
    -MY NEW YEAR (short) (Armenia) – Based on childhood memories of the devastating 1988 Spitak earthquake in Armenia. A father, for the sake of his children, struggles to find the strength and heart to live on in the aftermath of an earthquake which leaves them homeless and grieving the loss of their mother and wife.
    -ELVIS WALKS HOME (feature) (Albania) – an illegal Albanian who used to live in London, is a part time Elvis Presley impersonator. He gets a job entertaining British peacekeeping troops in the 1999 Balkans wars.
    -AMERICAN MIRROR – INTIMATIONS OF IMMORTALITY – (documentary) (USA) – Oscar-winning screen icon Susan Sarandon and Armenian painter Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discuss how the apparently in conflict values of beauty and aging are perceived in our modern society dominated by social media, as he limns her portrait during a timeless sitting session.
    -TANIEL (short) (UK) – Film Noir images, prophetic verse, and narration by Sean Bean tell the story of Taniel Varoujan, one of the most majestic poets of the 20th century.
    -SIDE BY SIDE: OUT OF A KOREAN ORPHANAGE AND INTO THE WORLD (documentary) – an international journey through the personal memories and experiences of abandonment, relinquishment, orphanages, aging out, and inter-country adoption from South Korea.
    -I PROMISED HER LIFE (short) (USA) – On the day of her daughter’s funeral, a grieving Armenian-American mother defies a centuries-old ritual and tests the limits of tradition as she walks the thin line between death and afterlife.
    -LITTLE FIEL (short doc) (USA) – Artist Fiel dos Santos grew up during the 16-year-long civil war in his home country of Mozambique. The only one of his family to never have shot a gun, today he makes art out of guns to commemorate the lives lost.
    -HOMELESS (ANTOUNI) (short) (Armenia) – a nine-year old Syrian-Armenian girl discovers her father’s plans of leaving their beloved homeland.

    LA SYLPHIDE
    Screens Mon. 12/3 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 12/4 at 1PM
    At the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44541
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45SkqfQllzE
    Description: La Sylphide, Captured Live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow! A Fabulous Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Feature!!! The ultimate romantic masterpiece and the first ballet choreographed entirely on pointe, LA SYLPHIDE follows the winged creature from Scotland's enchanted forests who appears in dreams. On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville’s style. Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.You'll entranced by the beauty of the Sylph.

    NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER
    Screens Mon. 11/26 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/27 at 1PM
    At the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44431
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hVEJ1VEBNo
    Description:  NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER, part of the Superb Culture Vulture Series!  One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and performance artists, the masked and merkin-clad Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality.  Directed by the enigmatic artist herself, the film deconstructs her celebrated stage shows which combine dance, elaborate costumes, pop music hits, unabashed eroticism and heavy doses of humor. From public outings with Marilyn Manson, collaborations with Marina Abramovic to a stint on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT - Narcissister is no stranger to the spotlight.
    This doc goes behind her iconic mask - revealing her experience growing up and feeling ostracized in blonde-haired, blue-eyed Southern California as the child of a Sephardic Jewish mother and an African-American father.  As Narcissister pushes the boundaries of contemporary art, she must also contend with the waning health of her biggest champion: her eccentric and loving mother.  With as much to say about self-love as self-loathing in women’s lives, Narcissister Organ Player is a thrilling, profound and utterly moving experience.   “What a thrilling, profound experience...trust me: you've never seen anything like it.”--Daily Beast

    DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION
    Screens Mon. 11/19 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/20 at 1PM,
    At the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44540  
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpDyxoTV3JE
    Description:  Degas: Passion for Perfection, FROM THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE; DIRECTED BY DAVID BICKERSTAFF. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made.  Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. “Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” ~ Edgar Degas

    55 STEPS
    A FREE THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!!!
    Free Special Advanced Screening and A Reception featuring LIVE MUSIC and Refreshments
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    6:00pm Reception with the Fresh Indy Folk/Pop of Singer/Songwriter Will Sivy and Refreshments
    7:00pm Special Advanced Screening of 55 STEPS!!!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so CALL TO RESERVE SEATS for you and your guests NOW!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ug1TE-kdCM
    Visit Will Sivy’s Website here: https://www.willsivy.com/
    Description: 55 STEPS is based on the inspiring true story of the unlikely relationship between an outrageous and wickedly smart Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter), a mental patient in a hospital that has mistreated her, and her attorney, an uptight, workaholic patients’ rights lawyer, Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank). In this heartfelt tale told with humor and emotion, Colette takes on the uphill battle of representing Eleanor against the people who harmed her while the spirited Eleanor makes it her mission to mentor Colette whether Colette likes it or not!  Directed by Bille August, 55 STEPS opens on VOD/EST Oct. 16th and is in theaters Nov. 16th!!
    Will Sivy is an up and coming American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Boulder, CO, he attended Berklee College of Music until he moved to Nashville. There, he began refining his skills as a songwriter before moving to Los Angeles in 2017. “Will's music is sharp and fresh. He draws from the most important eras of his influences while simultaneously stretching the boundaries of what a singer/songwriter can be.” ~Richie Furay, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Buffalo Springfield, Poco. You’ve seen him at The Mint and The Hotel Café… now enjoy his talents in a free reception prior to seeing 55 STEPS in Beverly Hills!!

    Sony Pictures Classics and KPFK are Pleased to Bring You: MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS
    A Special Advanced Screening Event—Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets!!
    Wed. 10/24 11 AM--Special Advanced Screening of MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS!!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Get more info about the film at the official film website:  https://sonyclassics.com/mariabycallas/#
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xmsGzhhDGE
    Not a Member yet?... Call 818-985-2711 to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so Call NOW and enjoy this special film about one of the greatest singers of all time!!!
    Description:  MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS is an intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century, as told in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Assembling the material for the film took director Tom Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas’s closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas’s voice aren’t available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera’s biggest stars, reads her words.

    A PRIVATE WAR
    YOU can attend a Special Advanced Screening:
    Pacific’s The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    10/30/18 at 7:30PM
    Call 818-985-2711 to reserve an available complimentary pair of tickets to this special event, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Get more info about A PRIVATE WAR at:
    Website: https://www.aprivatewarfilm.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APrivateWar/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprivatewar
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprivatewar/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88w-xtEzibY
    Description: A PRIVATE WAR, The Story of a Journalist Who Risked Her Life for the Truth!  Based on the True Story of Marie Colvin, One of the Most Celebrated War Correspondents of Our Time. In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.  Opens November 2, 2018.

    The Topanga Film Institute Presents A Charlie Chaplin Showcase, Featuring… THE GREAT DICTATOR!
    Screening Event/Fundraiser with Refreshments, a Panel Discussion, and an Auction of Old Hollywood and Charlie Chaplin Items!!!
    October 27th, 2018, 3pm-7:30pm at the Topanga Community Club, 1440 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290  
    Visit here for tickets and info:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlie-chaplin-the-great-dictator-tickets-50792453596
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=J7GY1Xg6X20
    Description: A timely screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic SATIRE! Chaplin has an almost mystical way of becoming ever more relevant as history moves on, and there was never a more fitting time than now for this classic film, with its plea for a world of peace, without totalitarianism, despotism, intolerance and racism.  As Simon Wiesenthal put it, “Humour is the weapon of unarmed people” and that weapon was never better used than in Charles Chaplin’s great classic comedy-satire, THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940). When THE GREAT DICTATOR came out in 1940 both the political left and right were puzzled by Chaplin’s final emotional peroration from the screen–not what you are expecting as the climax of a comedy.  “To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..”

    VAYA
    Laemmle Music Hall: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Screens starting 10/26/18
    Get more info from the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44429  and the official film site:  http://www.arraynow.com/vaya/
    AND….call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!! Reservations must be made by 10/26 2 PM.
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnh5jRNnsjk
    Description: VAYA (to go)—An Engaging Drama from South Africa! Akin Omotoso's VAYA made its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered Omotoso the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Director!!  And now VAYA is coming to Laemmle’s Music Hall starting Friday, October 26!  Paying homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go”, filmmaker Akin Omotoso's VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg.  Stirring and suspenseful, the intertwining stories of strangers struggling to survive culminate in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find themselves trapped in the city - invisible and alone. Vaya interweaves three separate plots, that intersect and intertwine in a gripping, deeply moving and often funny narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.

    THE ADVOCATES
    Monica Film Center Monica Film Center, Santa Monica: Oct 19th – 25th
    Q&As will take place following the evening (7:20pm) screenings of The Advocates as follows:
           Friday 10/19 –Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate Mel Tillekeratne, Alisa Orduña, Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Homelessness, City of Santa Monica. Moderated by Maryam Zar, Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils.
           Saturday 10/20 – Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate Rudy Salinas & special guest, moderated by Elise Buik, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
           Sunday 10/21 – Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate with lived experience Claudia Perez, & Maryam Zar, Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils.
    There are three additional one-night-only screenings, all with Q&As also:
           Tuesday 10/23 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate with lived experience Claudia Perez, Mary Kirchen (Founder, Housing Works) & Anne Miskey (C.E.O, Union Station Homeless Services)
           Wednesday 10/24 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate Rudy Salinas  and executives from L.A. Family Housing.
           Thursday 10/25 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate Mel Tillekeratne +  special guests.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun! Reservations must be made by 10/19, 2 PM.
    Get more info at the Laemmle site: https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/44520/2018-10-22?modal=&replace=#get-tickets ; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are @AdvocatesFilm.
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/290996757
    Description: The Advocates--Over half a million people are homeless in the United States--25% of whom are in California.  Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles--nearly 54,000 people on any given night--three advocates with three different organizations show what the lost ideal of “care in the community” looks like amid a changing policy landscape. Intensely human and humanizing, The Advocates, provides a sweeping look at the historic and current causes of L. A’s unprecedented crises, largely due to defunded affordable housing. It goes behind the headlines with pragmatic stories of the transformative work that is possible when the right resources, funding, and compassion are applied.  Featuring advocates: Claudia Perez (LA on Cloud9), Rudy Salinas (Housing Works), and Mel Tillekeratne (Monday Night Mission), with expert interviews including Celina Alvarez (Executive Director, Housing Works), Gary Blasi (UCLA, Professor of Law Emeritus), Jerry Jones (Inner City Law Center), Mary Kirchen (Founder, Housing Works), Steve Lopez (Columnist, LA Times), Alisa Orduna (Homeless Policy Director, Mayor Garcetti’s Office), Mark Ridley-Thomas (Los Angeles County Supervisor 2ndDistrict), and David Ryu (LA City Councilmember CD4.)

    HUNTER KILLER
    Special Advanced Screening Event at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks--15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403;  Tues., 10/23/18, 7:00pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at:
    Official website: https://www.hunterkiller.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HunterKillerMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hunterkiller
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hunterkillermovie/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PGdkzfbylI
    Description:  Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII. Stars Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, and Toby Stephens. Only in theaters 10/26/2018!!

    IMPULSO
    Screens Mon. 11/12 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/13 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44357
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAFi0LHqEYg
    Description: IMPULSO Comes to Laemmle’s Culture Vulture Series! The spectacular avant-garde choreography of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions.  IMPULSO is an intimate portrait of Molina, one the dance world’s most passionate artists, as she travels the world to perform her improvised “impulsos” at unusual venues ranging from prisons to modern art museums. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
    Screens Mon. 11/5 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/6 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44416
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68yjXDU0E8
    Description:  A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.  Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.  Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).  A fresh take on Wilde’s ‘comic masterpiece’ (Guardian), this ‘hilarious’ adaptation breaths ‘new and vital’ life (
    ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) into one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time’ (The Stage). Don’t miss the ‘magnificent’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) final instalment of Classic Springs critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

    FRANKENSTEIN
    Screens Mon. 10/29 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/30 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44539
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeuAKpKtnzQ
    Description:  FRANKENSTEIN—The Laemmle Theaters Bring You One of the BEST Frankenstein Productions EVER!! FRANKENSTEIN returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s revolutionary novel.  Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Adapted by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

    THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO
    Screens Mon. 10/22 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/23 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44373
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/286260179
    Description: Like a matador confronting a bull, the artist approaches his easel, his eyes blazing. As he wields his brush, we see through the canvas as the artwork unfolds, erupts, dances into being before our eyes. Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the twentieth century, is making a painting, and Henri-Georges Clouzot, the famous French director (The Wages of Fear, Diabolique), is making a movie. In 1955, Clouzot joined forces with his friend Picasso to make an entirely new kind of art film — a film that could capture the moment and the mystery of creativity. Together, they devised an innovative technique — the filmmaker placed his camera behind a semi-transparent surface on which the artist drew with special inks that bled through. Clouzot thus captured a perfect reverse image of Picasso’s brushstrokes and the motion picture screen itself becomes the artist’s canvas. Here, the master creates, and sometimes obliterates, 20 works (most of them, in fact, destroyed after the shoot), ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to Cinemascope color murals — artworks which evolve in minutes through the magic of stop-motion animation. Unavailable for more than a decade, The Mystery of Picasso is exhilarating, mesmerizing, enchanting and unforgettable. It is simply one of the greatest documentaries on art ever made. The French government agreed — in 1984 it declared the film a national treasure.

    The MOST INCREDIBLE 5th ANNUAL HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Schedule Has Been Announced!!
    A Don't Miss Event!!!
    October 4th-6th, 2018
    Highland Theatre
    5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
    Get info and tix here: https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    And Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request available complementary all access passes!!

    NOSFERATU (1922 SILENT FILM) FEATURING LIVE SCORE BY THE JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE!!
    This MUST SEE EVENT occurs Monday, October 29, 7PM, at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info at : http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGaoRkEatw
    Description:  “So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema.” – Time Out, “It’s not just a great horror movie. It’s a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it’s over.” – Chicago Tribune.  One of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu‘s eerie, gothic feel — and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire – set the template for the horror films that followed. Don’t miss this special rare screening featuring a live score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!

     

    A STAR IS BORN
    Screenings begin October 5 at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info at : http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/  
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E
    Description:  “This is a durable tale of romance, heady fame and crushing tragedy, retold for a new generation with heart and grit.” – Hollywood Reporter;  “It’s remarkable… just how many fresh reserves of emotion Cooper teases out of a well-worn formula.” – Los Angeles Times.  In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga).  She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.  But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

    THE CAKEMAKER
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, September 28 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday, September 29 – 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Sunday, September 30 – 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Monday, October 1 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Tuesday, October 2 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Wednesday, October 3 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Thursday, October 4 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Get more info about THE CAKEMAKER at : http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-cakemaker/
    AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and JOIN THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XxLHyzsB_Q
    Description: THE CAKEMAKER-- Contemporary International Art house Cinema at Its Finest!!!  Winner of over 15 international awards, and nominated for over a dozen more!!!   A terrifically impressive feature debut by Israeli writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer. Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When an unexpected tragedy befalls Thomas, he must go to Jerusalem in search of answers. There he finds himself weaving a lie he must stretch to conceal the real truth behind his identity. THE CAKEMAKER is a moving exercise in carefully nuanced, slightly melancholy emotional naturalism. Throughout, the film lets us apply our readings to what is displayed, rather than imposing its own.  This is especially true of Thomas Kalkhof’s remarkable performance, one that seems founded on stillness and silence, which we can imagine are natural defenses for a young man who has been deeply wounded by his experiences.  Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, “The Cakemaker” believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, The NY Times;  “A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.” – Guy Lodge, Variety;  “Kalkhof has perfect chemistry with both Miller and Adler. The characters don’t have to talk for the audience to feel the loss, love and desire they’re experiencing.” – Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona Republic

    THE HAPPY PRINCE
    THIS JUST IN!!!!  Kevin Campbell (http://kevincampbell.squarespace.com/ ) will be performing his his incredible folk, blues, and soul LIVE at the reception for THE HAPPY PRINCE screening 10/4!!!            
    This is a FREE THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….

    ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Thursday, 10/4 ; 6PM: Reception with refreshments and LIVE MUSIC from Kevin Campbell; 7PM: THE HAPPY PRINCE screens!

    CAMP FRIDA—A 12 Hour Marathon of Thrillers, Activities, Games, and Surprises!!!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    On Saturday, October 6th @ 8:00 pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary passes, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: You’ll want to go back…to CAMP FRIDA!!  Pack up your backpacks and leave your fears at the door – On Saturday, October 6th @ 8:00 pm Camp Frida returns!  Join your counselors for a night of camp activities, badges, games, and 12 hours of some of the creepiest, goriest films ever to make you think twice about going back to camp! And this time…the films are UNDEAD… The list of horror classics will be kept under lock and key for the safety of the campers…plus who doesn’t love surprises! It`ll be a long night – dress comfy!  And whereas the Frida Cinema will have their concessions bar open all night, feel free to bring survival snacks to keep you going through the night… Camp Registration gets you access to the films, camp activities, and the opportunity to earn an assortment of Camp Frida goodies! An extra special gift to everyone who stays for the entire marathon!  General admission tickets available here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/camp-frida-undead/  .  12 hours of thrilling fun…can you survive the night?

    THIS JUST IN…Camp Frida has announced the first title: From Dusk till Dawn from writer Quentin Tarantino and director Robert Rodriguez. Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and anything else that just won’t stay dead is likely to be featured though the night. See the trailer here (viewer discretion advised) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RF0hYk7tc8

    5th Annual HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
    Highland Theatre (5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042)
    Thursday--October 4th, 2018 - 7pm, thru Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - 10pm
    HPIFF Best of the Fest FREE screening at Choi Auditorium (Occidental College)--Thursday, October 18th, 2018 - 7pm
    Get all the pertinent info at https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available All Access Festival Passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description:  Mark Your Calendars…You WON”T Want to Miss This!!!  Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF), the grassroots Northeast Los Angeles based celebration of the art of film, announced their program line up for the 5th annual festival edition. The HPIFF showcase includes 3 Narrative Features, 3 Documentary Features and 41 Shorts. These 47 films include both 5 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere and 6 Los Angeles Premieres. The most premieres to date.  New in 2018 is the Film Fan Fest which will take place outside of the Highland Theater featuring music, dancing, live painting by Highland Park artists and an outreach component to engage the community and learn about what they would like to see on our screen!
    The 5th ANNUAL HPIFF ANNOUNCES THEIR 2018 PROGRAM LINE UP:  

    Opening night is Thursday, October 4th with the screening of the documentary “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” directed by Windy Borman. The documentary follows female 'ganjapreneurs', who we call Puffragettes (as in Pot + Suffragette), as they navigate the highs and lows of the legal US cannabis industry. Red Carpet starts at 6:30 pm.  Directly before the screening, HPIFF will present the 2018 HPIFF Humanitarian Award to Josefina Lopez. Josefina López is best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the 2002 SUNDANCE AWARD WINNING film Real Women Have Curves. Josefina will attend to receive the 2018 Humanitarian Award.  Directly after the screening of the opening night film, there will be a question and answer with the filmmakers. The evening continues with our 2nd Annual Opening Night Gala to be held at the Ebell Club in Highland Park. A red carpet, music, food and drinks will be enjoyed by the filmmakers, sponsors and honored guests.
    The 2018 Friday Night Film is “Bullitt County”. An action/thriller set in 1977 about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party to hunt for buried Prohibition money on Kentucky's Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder. The film is directed by David McCracken. As a gift to the community, the thought-provoking programming leading up to the closing film will screen for FREE. The Chills and Thrills program, along with the award-winning feature film from Iran, Disappearance as well as the Highland Park homegrown, Awkward Silence will screen FREE for HPIFF's community on Friday, October 5th.
    Closing HPIFF 2018 will be the shorts program, City of Angels featuring a line up made up entirely from Los Angeles based directors. A slew ofengaging and groundbreaking short films rounds off the other 2018 HPIFF Shorts Programs. On Saturday, October 6, the shorts programs LatinX Voices, Sisterhood of Cinema, and All About #HLP feature an eclectic array of themes by performers from around the globe. Two powerful documentaries also make up the jam-packed Saturday line up of films. Blissful At Zero is a World Premiere for HPIFF. The film follows the last days of Nicole Tupper and it is an inspiring, thought provoking examination of what it truly means to be alive. Tales of the American charts the rich history of the Los Angeles’ Hotel American which was built for black Americans in 1905, adopted by Japanese before World War II, and taken over by artists in the 1980s.

     

    THE HAPPY PRINCE
    Free Special Advanced Screening: This is a THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK! Film Club Members--we have seats set aside for you so please call in your requests as soon as possible.
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Thursday, 10/4 ; 6PM: Reception with refreshments and music; 7PM: THE HAPPY PRINCE screens!
    Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/thehappyprincefilm/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmN9r1Fcr8 
    Description:  THE HAPPY PRINCE…A Portrait of the Dark Side of a Genius Who Lived and Died for Love. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson.  Best known for his epigrams and plays, Oscar Wilde was a turn-of-the-century Irish poet and playwright whose Gothic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and satirical play The Importance of Being Earnest are still popular today. Once one of the most famous men in London, Oscar Wilde was crucified by a society that once worshipped him--a lover, imprisoned and freed.  The HAPPY PRINCE stars Rupert Everett who, capturing the author’s brilliant wit and flamboyant style, gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. The critics are effusive:  “Moving, unforgettable, ravishing, a gutsy tour deforce”  -Metro;  “Rupert Everett is an exceptional Oscar Wilde”-Screen Daily;  “Rupert Everett is MAGNIFICENT!”-The Guardian.  THE HAPPY PRINCE opens in New York and Los Angeles October 10th but YOU can be one of the first to see it early by calling in now!

    FAHRENHEIT 11/9
    Screens at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814) starting Sept. 21st!
    Get more info here: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZeLvaflLLc&list=PLxwzhyE6LBdlgRqrcBhmaxv9IwI1GNhMr
    Description: Michael Moore’s  FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the @**! did we get here, and how the @**! do we get out?   It’s the film to see before it’s too late.

    MANDY
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Thursday, September 13 – 8pm  Special one-night-only event screening followed by PRE-TAPED (not live/in-person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and Panos Cosmatos!!
    Friday, September 14 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Saturday, September 15 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm, 11pm
    Sunday, September 16 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Monday, September 17 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Tuesday, September 18 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Wednesday, September 19 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Thursday, September 20 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Get more info here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/mandy-pre-taped-qa-with-cage-and-cosmatos/?instance_id=4106
    Call 818-985-2711 to request and available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI054ow6KJk
    Description:  From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes highly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!   The Frida’s one-week run kicks off with a special 8pm screening on Thursday the 13th which will be followed by a pre-taped (note: NOT LIVE or in-person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos, recorded at L.A.’s legendary Egyptian Theatre!!**  Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagorical journey filled with bloody vengeance, and laced with fire. To delve deeper into Mandy here would be to risk spoiling many of the film’s surprises – or as Heather Wixson of Daily Dead wrote in her five-star review, “There are so many reasons why I loved Mandy, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface here – but to be honest, so many of those things were genuine surprises for me as I was watching it, and I feel like that’s the best way for anyone to see it.”  Directed by Panos Cosmatos. 2018. 121 minutes. Rated R.  “Were scientists to engineer an uncut, 100-proof cult sensation, it would probably look, sound, and kick like this.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club; “★★★★. Those still suffering from withdrawal symptoms from the end of David Lynch’s epic Twin Peaks revival last year – the cure has been found.”– James Croot, Stuff.co.nz;  “Mandy is a totally uncompromising vision from a singular filmmaker – a pulsing, twisted descent into heavy metal vengeance that must be seen to be believed.” – Ben Pearson, Slashfilm

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY MARATHON at the FRIDA CINEMA
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Saturday, September 15th, starting at 11:30 AM
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!  (Act fast, tickets are extremely limited and subject to availability!!!)
    Get more info at https://thefridacinema.org/lotr/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSVYGHZwgs
    The last marathon was FANTASTIC!! Read the review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2164633967145151/?type=3&theater
    Description: EXCITING NEWS!!!  THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY MARATHON at the FRIDA CINEMA IS BACK!!!!  AND THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KPFK FILM CLUB MEMBERS TO OBTAIN COMPLIEMENTARY TICKETS!!!! Their August trilogy presentation sold out and there was wailing and gnashing of teeth if you couldn’t get in! DON”T DESPAIR…on Saturday, September 15th, The Frida Cinema is giving you a second opportunity to prove just how die-hard a fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy you really are…  Starting at 11:30am, for a single low ticket price, the fabulous FRIDA will be presenting the Extended Editions of all three THE LORD OF THE RINGS films, on 4K digital prints, back-to-back at The Frida Cinema in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the epic, Oscar-winning third installment The Return of the King!  Films will screen as follows: 11:30am – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; 3:45pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; 8:30pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  There will be a 35-minute intermission between Parts 1 & 2 for lunch, and a 50-minute intermission between Parts 2 & 3 for dinner! This is a very rare opportunity – throw on your comfiest clothes, bring a pillow and blanket, and take a 13-hour journey through Middle-earth!  (And yes, expect giveaways and surprises.  This is The Frida Cinema, after all…)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring--A kind hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) lives a humble life at the Shire with his fellow companions, until he is tasked with a perilous mission – to embark on an epic journey through Middle-earth and destroy the powerful One Ring. Accompanied by a fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, men, and wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Frodo sets off to accomplish his task as the evil Sauron assembles an army of his own to bring darkness to the realm.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers--Exhausted and broken, the fellowship continues their journey to Mordor.  Along the way, Frodo and his trusted friend Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) learn they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum; and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli the Dwarf (John Rhys-Davies ) encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman’s deadly spell.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King--Winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the epic climax finds the once-great kingdom in desperate need of its king as Sauron’s army advances. As a final battle is staged, a determined but emotionally and physically weary Frodo continues his perilous trip across treacherous enemy lands to cast the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom, relying on support from Samwise as the ring’s cruel energy continues to wage a war of wills against his very soul.  Tied with Ben-Hur and Titanic for most Academy Awards received for a film, The Return of the King provides a deeply satisfying climax to a thrilling trilogy brimming with epic battles, breathtaking scenery, dazzling special effects, and triumphant performances.

    Peppermint
    In theaters now.
    Get more info about Peppermint at:
    Website: https://www.peppermint.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeppermintMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/peppermintmovie?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peppermintmovie/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary run-of-event passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdL70wkf_H0
    Description: Peppermint, a New Action Thriller From Director Pierre Morel Starring Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., and Juan Pablo Raba.  Peppermint tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

    LIFE ITSELF
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to attend a SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING at the AMC Burbank 16 (125 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502) Wednesday 9/19 at 7:30pm.  Just call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets;  you can call the same number to BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Get more info from these fascinating sites:
    Film site: https://www.lifeitself.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifeitselfmovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeitselfmovie?lang=en
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lifeitselfmovie/?hl=en
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC5lxLCyyhQ
    Description: LIFE ITSELF… A Heartwarming Multigenerational Love Story Spanning Both Decades and Continents. As a young New York couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in LIFE ITSELF. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an amazing international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, LIFE ITSELF celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love. Only in theaters September 21st!

    KPFK Film Clubbers!! Take Note!
    This is a great week for those Film Club Members who call 818-985-2711 to request complimentary available tickets:
    -- There are still Run of Event AMC passes available for AXL (a boy and his robotic dog!) and MILE 22 (intrigue, suspense, action)!!
    -- The INCREDIBLE Q Films Fest in Long Beach starts Thurs, 9/6, with features, shorts, interviews, and after parties galore at the FABULOUS Art Theater in Long Beach!
    -- The Special Event Preview for AMERICAN CHAOS (the director went on the road to red states, searching for insight by interviewing Trump supporters) takes place Fri., 9/7 at 4:00 PM at the WILSHIRE SCREENING ROOM 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA.90211
    -- The Laemmle Theaters' Next Culture Vulture presentation screens next Mon and Tues. 9/10 and 11th...LOVE, CECIL (fascinating story about Cecil Beaton, Oscar-winning production designer of such films as Gigi and My Fair Lady, with talents in photography, theatre, film design, and more!)
    And stay tuned here for MORE TO COME!!

    NELLY
    Opens Sept. 14th at the fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 (673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101) and Royal (11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A., CA 90025)
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44277
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    See the trailer here (Rated NR: viewer discretion is advised): https://vimeo.com/277746266#at=1
    Description-The Laemmle Theaters present NELLY, A Fascinating Biographical Drama. A high-class prostitute by choice, Nelly Arcan’s colorful life is recreated in a multilayered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing Nelly’s alter egos: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Directed by Anne  Émond, NELLY artfully retells the life of Nelly (with an acclaimed performance by Mylène Mackay), an escort who became an international literary star. Nelly wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Putain in 2001, which was nominated for both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, two of France's most prestigious literary awards and sold over 80,000 copies as a a critically-acclaimed bestseller. She shocked the literary world with her elegant phrasing and the lurid details of sex work.  Although little is known about the author in the English-speaking world, Nelly became one of Quebec's most loved and most hated public figures, a household name in both Canada and France due to her unflinching tell-all approach to life as a sex worker, over-the-top glamour, and ability to attract media attention.  The Globe & Mail wrote  “she’s one of the best writers Canada has ever produced."  Despite unprecedented success, Nelly’s remarkable life ended in tragedy in 2009, four days after submitting the last edits to her fourth book. Filmmaker Anne Emond is quite a up-and-coming talent and the film lends itself to an interesting discussion on feminism. NELLY was a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection (2016).

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    Kusama - Infinity
    Screens Mon. 10/15 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/16 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44448
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8mdIB1WxHI
    Description:  KUSAMA – INFINITY is filmmaker Heather Lenz’s fascinating portrait of the top-selling female artist in the world. The bittersweet story of Yayoi Kusama, who battled sexism, racism and mental illness to finally see her iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms become an art world sensation and social media staple at the age of 88, KUSAMA – INFINITY premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless obstacles to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage.For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her – the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment and mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame.In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    From the Royal Shakespeare Company
    Screens Mon. 10/8 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/9 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44449
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFLLnl3AmSc
    Description: Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…Directed by Fiona Laird.

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    BEETHOVEN'S 9th Symphony: Ode to Joy, WIENER PHILHARMONIKER CONCERT
    From the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, Austria
    Screens Mon. 10/1 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/2 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44417
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: A perfect way to start the festive season. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, performed by the Vienna Philharmoniker, conducted by Christian Thielemann, one of the most recognized conductors of our time, leading the legendary Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. With Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala and George Zeppenfeld. There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which, due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters, is widely regarded as unique. The orchestra's close association with this rich musical history is best illustrated by the statements of countless pre-eminent musicians of the past. Richard Wagner described the orchestra as being one of the most outstanding in the world; Gustav Mahler claimed to be joined together through "the bonds of musical art"; and Richard Strauss summarized these sentiments by saying: "All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement."Recorded April 2010

    A.X.L.
    Get more info about the film…
    Official Website: http://axlmovie.com/#
    Facebook:            https://www.facebook.com/axlmovie
    Twitter:                https://twitter.com/axlmov
    Instagram:            https://www.instagram.com/axlmovie/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary pair of tickets to select AMC screenings of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    @AXLMovie is in theaters August 24.
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=--8nr2kt4uk     
    Description:  A.X.L…A Timeless, Epic Adventure for the Whole Family! “The family dog just got an upgrade.” A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow’s soldiers. Code named by the scientists who created him, A.X.L. stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. is discovered hiding alone in the desert by a kind-hearted outsider named Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who finds a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology.  Together, the two develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. Helping Miles gain the confidence he’s been lacking, A.X.L. will go to any length to protect his new companion, including facing off against the scientists who created him and who will do anything to get him back. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. is captured, Miles teams up with a smart, resourceful ally named Sara (Becky G) to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.

    MILE 22
    @Mile22Movie is in theaters now!
    Get more info about the film….
    Official Website:  http://mile22.movie/#home
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mile22movie/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mile22movie/
    Twitter:      https://twitter.com/mile22movie
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary pair of tickets to select AMC screenings of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Watch the trailer here: https://twitter.com/mile22movie
    Description:  “You don’t send them in, you turn them loose.” MILE 22, A Visceral Modern Thriller starring Mark Wahlberg! From the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. Directed by Peter Berg; also stars Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, and John Malkovich.

    KIN
    SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING at the AMC Burbank 16, 125 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
    Tues., 8/28, at 7:30PM
    Get More Film Info here…
    Website: https://www.kin.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KINmovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kin
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kin/
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Ac5wrM2uYbk
    Description: A SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING of the New Pulse-Pounding Sci-Fi Crime Thriller…KIN.  “The future is coming for them, but no force is greater and no bond is stronger than family.” Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Kin is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness, from the producers of ARRIVAL and STRANGER THINGS! Starring Dennis Quaid.

    Sony Pictures Classic’s AMERICAN CHAOS, Special Event!
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 4:00 PM
    WILSHIRE SCREENING ROOM 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 **Validated parking in underground lot
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets to this Special Advanced Screening of AMERICAN CHAOS, if you are a member of the KPFK Film Club; call the same number to JOIN the Film Club!
    Get More Info about the film from these terrific sites:
    Website: https://sonyclassics.com/americanchaos/#
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyClassics
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonyclassics
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89wQ957RvFc
    Description:  "Something felt very wrong, and I needed to find out why." …. Jim Stern, Director. Starting six months before the 2016 presidential election, director Jim Stern put his life on hold and -- driven to understand what seemed incomprehensible at the time -- traveled through red states to interview and spend time with Donald Trump supporters from different backgrounds. It was a search for insights and answers, for anything that could explain the billionaire's surging appeal and why these voters remained untroubled by so many troubling things the candidate had said and done. This journey became his Heart of Darkness into the American body politic at a profoundly critical point in our history. And the film he returned with, AMERICAN CHAOS, sheds unique light on difficult issues roiling the nation -- chronicling a cultural divide, still dangerously misunderstood, that continues to tear at the fabric of our democracy. Opens NY & LA September 14; Coming Soon to a City Near You!

    QFilms Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival
    Thursday, Sept. 6 thru Sunday, Sept. 9
    All Films Screened at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach 90814
    Pre and Post-Screening Receptions & Parties at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th Street, Long Beach 90814

    Get More Info at: Info at: http://qfilmslongbeach.com/   or call 562-434-4455.
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary ALL ACCESS PASS, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!  (Number of passes are limited and subject to availability so call EARLY!!)
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jwrwAOZ7JM

    Description: Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, the QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the rich diversity and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. More than 1,500 people attend each year to savor a mix of West Coast, Southern California and local premieres as well some of the most acclaimed features on the film festival circuit. Numerous filmmakers and cast members of the films to be shown will be present for audience discussions after each screening. Festival events will feature numerous parties and opportunities for attendees to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics and other industry professionals. Proceeds benefit the LGTBQ Center in Long Beach.
    Schedule
    Thursday, Sept. 6th
    7:00pm | A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: When tomorrow is a promise that can't be kept, live for a happy now.
    Friday, Sept. 7th
    6:45pm | Wild Nights With Emily:  Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman.
    9:15pm | Mapplethorpe: An intimate portrait of the celebrated yet controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith) whose relationship with Patti Smith.
    Saturday, Sept. 8th
    10:30am | Every Act of Life: World-renowned playwright Terrence McNally’s pioneering 5-decades in the theatre, in the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over, triumph over addiction, the pursuit of love and inspiration at every age, and the power of the arts to transform society
    12:45pm | Finding Home: The docu-series assembles the stories of three remarkable individuals to make a powerful and passionate declaration for both America & foreign born, straight & LGBT audiences.
    2:45pm | Queer & Trans Shorts: The Queer & Trans Shorts program showcases narratives within the LGBTQ community often underrepresented within the mainstream.
    5:00pm | Man Made: This documentary explores the world of transgender bodybuilding, tracking the path of four hopefuls as they prepare for Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta, GA).
    7:30pm | Kiss Me! (Embrasse-Moi!): The young woman, crazy in love with Cécile, will do anything to win her back.
    Sunday, Sept. 9th
    11:00am | Men in Briefs:This year's Men in Briefs (short film series) is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.
    1:15pm | Women in Shorts: This year’s Women in Shorts, the women’s short films program, is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.
    9:15pm | Just Friends: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
    3:15pm | Transmilitary: TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.
    5:15pm | The Heiressess (Las Herederas):  "The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle…
    7:15pm | My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo): Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia.
    9:00pm | Shakedown: Take a trip with us to Los Angeles' legendary Shakedown through this submersive documentary featuring dynamic queers… Film features shots of the Long Beach historic night club, Hamburger Mary's.
    Receptions & Parties
    Mix and mingle with fellow LGBTQ film aficionados, filmmakers, actors, and members of our incredible Long Beach community at nightly parties featuring savory appetizers from some of the best local eateries, full no-host bar, and music.
    Thursday, September 6th
    6:00pm - 10:00pm, OPENING NIGHT PARTY @The Center--Open to all Thursday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Friday, September 7th
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY @The Center--Open to all Friday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Saturday, September 8th
    10:00am - 9:00pm, FILMAKER'S LOUNGE @The Center
    New to 2018, our Filmmaker’s Lounge is a relaxing retreat away from the bustle of 4th Street. Curated by renowned 4th Street interior design and furniture retailer Trebor/Nevets and featuring exclusive print art from the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, enjoy hosted drinks in our laid back lounge between films, mix, mingle, and enjoy this new exclusive experience.  All-Access Pass required for entry.
    2:15pm - 3:15pm- SATURDAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL @The Center. Cool off after a hot film in Lobby Bar and Lounge with ice cream treats courtesy of QFilm’s Founder Robert Cano. Open to all Saturday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY@The Center; Open to all Saturday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Sunday, September 9th
    10:30am - 12:30pm, SUNDAY BRUNCH@The Center. Sunday brunch is back for another fabulous year! Featuring savory egg dishes and Italian treats, there’s no better way to kick off QFilms Closing Day. Open to all Sunday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    10:00am - 9:00pm FILMAKER'S LOUNGE @The Center. New to 2018, our Filmmaker’s Lounge is a relaxing retreat away from the bustle of 4th Street. All-Access Pass required for entry.
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, CLOSING NIGHT PARTY @The Center. Open to all Sunday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.

    Six Short Films of David Lynch and Dumbland
    Just Added to the Frida Cinema’s David Lynch Retrospective
    Thursday, August 23 – 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Sunday, August 26 – 7pm, 9:15pm
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th St. #100 Santa Ana, CA
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets while supplies last.
    Get More Info….. http://thefridacinema.org/
    Description: ATTENTION ALL LYNCHPINS!!!  With the generous participation of Janus Films and Absurda, the Frida Cinema is pleased to close their series of films by filmmaker, graphic artist, and musician David Lynch with a rare opportunity to experience Lynch’s remastered short films on the big screen, paired together with his recent work DumbLand into a unique, first-of-its-kind presentation! Screenings will open with Janus Films’ new 2K Digital Restorations of six short films by David Lynch: Six Men Getting Sick (1967), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Version 1 (1974), The Amputee, Version 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995). Shorts will be followed by a presentation of the complete DumbLand, a series of eight crudely-drawn five-minute animated shorts written, directed and voiced by Lynch in 2002. The Frida thanks Mr. Lynch and Absurda Films for allowing this rare opportunity to present DumbLand on the big screen!

    BLACKkKLANSMAN
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Starts 8/17/18
    Visit http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/  for showtimes.
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFc6I0rgmgY
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
    --“It was history written with lightning. BlacKkKlansman is a deafening roll of the thunder we’ve been waiting for ever since.” – indieWire
    --“Spike Lee’s new film empowers audiences to stand up for change. Talking isn’t enough; you must get up and do the right thing.” – US Weekly
    --“Lee’s most flat-out entertaining film in quite a long time.” – Hollywood Reporter
    --“This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.” –TIME Magazine

    AN IDEAL HUSBAND
    Screens Mon. 9/24 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/25 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44384
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R42FxFw1di0
    Description: Oscar Wilde’s AN Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen!  AN IDEAL HUSBAND has been considered the Rolls-Royce of English comedies!  As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.  Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still-topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home with a talented ensemble cast.

    Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
    Screens Mon. 9/17 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/18 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44172
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3vHUX75S3o
    Description: The Laemmle Theaters Culture Vulture Series Presents:  Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele was one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His erotic paintings scandalized Viennese society while art agents and daring artists like his mentor Gustav Klimt truly understood the exceptionality of his work. Now, almost 100 years after Schiele’s tragic death in 1918, this dramatic film celebrates this fascinating artist with wonderful cinematography and casting which bring to life the biographical story of an artist prepared to go beyond his own pain to sacrifice love and life for his art. Winner of numerous international awards!

    LOVE, CECIL
    Screens Mon. 9/10 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/11 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44368
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznzK0EOwfs
    Description: The Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series Bring You a New Fascinating Documentary …LOVE, CECIL. Cecil Beaton was probably best known for his production design for Oscar-winning films Gigi and My Fair Lady but his talents in photography, theatre and film design, and as a gifted diarist, went far beyond that. Beaton’s world is one of utter fascination –– from his work for Vogue, as a photographer in World War II, to his relationship with the Royal Family and his alleged affair with Greta Garbo.

    Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
    Screens Mon. 8/27 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 8/28 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44269
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2oF4wOnTS4
    Description:  With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne Westwood’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. As an activist, Vivienne Westwood has championed political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and civil rights.

    Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen
    Screens Mon. 8/20 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 8/21 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44153
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE5HPgK5k0E
    Description: Laemmle’s Culture Vulture Series Brings You…..Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen.  All chefs dream of the distinction of receiving the coveted Michelin star. But who decides this peculiar rating and what is the criteria for obtaining one? More than a baker's dozen of the world's top-rated chefs dish on the pros and cons of the punishing star system that has given them extreme joy-and nervous breakdowns. CHEFS MAINLY FEATURED: Guy Savoy, Guy Savoy ***, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée ***, Paris, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz **, Gipuzkoa, Victor Arguinzoniz, Asador Extebarri *, Atxondo, René Redzepi, Noma **, Copenhagen, Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium ***, Copenhagen, Esben Holmboe Bang, Maaemo ***, Oslo, Mark Ladner, Del Posto *, New York City, Alain Weissgerber, Taubenkobel (**), Schützen am Gebirge, Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park ***, New York City, Fredrik Berselius, Aska **, New York City, Benoit Violier, l’Hotel de Ville ***, Crissier. Frank Giovannini, l’Hotel de Ville ***, Crissier, Kevin Fehling, The Table ***, Hamburg, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Narisawa **, Tokyo, Namae Shinobu, L’Effervescence **, Tokyo Yoshimi Tanigawa, Kichisen ***, Kyoto, Wassim Halal, Frederikshøj *, Aarhus

    DAVID LYNCH RETROSPECTIVE—EIGHT FEATURE FILMS AT THE FRIDA
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th St. #100 Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get More Info….. http://thefridacinema.org/david-lynch/
    AND….call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Trailer to the first film, Blue Velvet, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BybDB_phY
    Description: Explore the Weird and Wonderful World of David Lynch, On the BIG SCREEN at the Frida Cinema, Where the Strange and the Beautiful Loom Large!!! David Lynch is a four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Cannes award-winner whose enigmatic work in film, music, and television have achieved both cult and critical acclaim.  This month, the Frida Cinema celebrates Lynch’s contributions to cinema with a retrospective of eight of his feature films, screening throughout August. Since the Palme d’Or-winning director broke out with his 1977 feature film debut Eraserhead, he has explored the limits of the human psyche and blurred the line between reality and dreams. As a surrealist, Lynch carried the torch lit by the likes of Luis Buñuel and Alejandro Jodorowsky in exploring the role of cinema to move beyond conventional commercial fare into that of Art at its most genuine and cryptic.  Alternately mind-bending, emotional, and horrifying, his film and television work continues to fascinate audiences and critics alike.

    Blue Velvet
    Wednesday, August 1 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Thursday, August 2 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Friday, August 3 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Eraserhead
    Friday, August 3 - 11:00pm
    Saturday, August 4 - 8:00pm
    The Elephant Man
    Saturday, August 4 — 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
    Sunday, August 5 — 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
    Monday, August 6 — 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Twin Peaks
    Saturday, August 11 — 8:00pm
    Sunday, August 12 — 8:00pm
    Lost Highway
    Tuesday, August 14 — 8:30pm
    Wednesday, August 15 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Dune
    Friday, August 17 — 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
    Saturday, August 18 — 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
    Mullholland Dr.
    Sunday, August 19 — 9:00pm
    Monday, August 20 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Tuesday, August 21 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Wild at Heart
    Wednesday, August 22 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
    Thursday, August 23 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
    Friday, August 24 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm

    FYI…AND ONE THEATER TO SCREEN THEM ALL!!
    The Frida still has a few tickets left for their TRIPLE BILL screenings of THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, EXTENDED EDITION, Saturday, August 18, one admission price!
    11:30am – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3:45pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    8:30pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Click here for info: http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-lord-of-the-rings-trilogy/?instance_id=3720

    THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME
    In theaters August 3rd!
    Get More Info on THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME:
    Website:          https://www.thespywhodumpedme.movie/
    Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe
    Twitter:           https://twitter.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe
    Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a selected screening of your choice at the Regal Theaters, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXkUaaVrB_s
    Description: Check out the Hilarious New Film, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon!  Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.

    Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to reserve a pair of available complementary tickets to a SPECIAL ADVA
    NCED SCREENING of this marvelous film:
    Tuesday, 7/31 at 7:30PM at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum, 500 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
    Call the same number to Join the Film Club—become a member and enjoy the FUN!!
    Get  MORE INFO Here:
    Website: https://movies.disney.com/christopher-robin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChristopherRobin/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneycrobin

    Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN will be released nationwide August 3, 2018
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0URpDxIjZrQ

    This Just In!!! Non-Film Club Members can check out KPFK's Facebook Page and next week's Email Dispatch for a special Ticket offer for CHRISTOPHER ROBIN:  https://www.facebook.com/KPFK90.7/

    Description:  Great Family Fun!!! Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Presents Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN! In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. Now grown up, Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, their friendship is rekindled, reminding Christopher of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing was considered the very best something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Eeyore (Brad Garrett) and Tigger (Jim Cummings), step out of the forest and venture into London to return the crucial possessions...because best friends will always be there for you.  The film also stars Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) as Christopher Robin’s wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Emmy® winner Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”) as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. Featured voices also include: Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”) as Owl; Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who”) as Rabbit; and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“The Secret Life of Bees”) as Kanga.  Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) and Oscar® nominee Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.  Disney has a history with the A.A. Milne characters dating back to 1966 when the studio released the animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring the character Christopher Robin, which was followed by the shorts “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length features and numerous direct-to-DVD titles.

    ENTER THE DRAGON
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, July 27 – 11pm
    Saturday, July 28 – 8pm
    Get more info from the Frida… http://thefridacinema.org/event/enter-the-dragon-45th-anniversary-2k-restoration/?instance_id=3645
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!  
    Consider calling early and arranging a DOUBLE FEATURE with THE GREAT SILENCE on 7/27 and 7/28, while tickets are available!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBAPNvJt2KE
    Description: Like Never Before, Experience Some of the Greatest Choreographed Karate Scenes in Film History, including a Riveting Finale in a Room of Mirrors…ENTER THE DRAGON: 45th Anniversary 2K Restoration!  Digitally remastered on a gorgeous 2K print by Warner Bros. in celebration of its 45th Anniversary, ENTER THE DRAGON stars legend Bruce Lee at the top of his game in his final big-screen performance. Determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister, a martial arts expert (Lee) enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer’s headquarters. Co-starring genre favorite John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas) and U.S. Karate Champion Jim Kelly — both of whom also brought their own karate expertise to the set — ENTER THE DRAGON was the first martial arts film produced by a major Hollywood studio! “No one can overstate the degree of Lee’s international star power and influence. He honorably held his place in a line of great action stars that goes all the way back to Douglas Fairbanks.”— Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle;  “If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon — featuring Lee’s great slow-burn stare — is the first grammar lesson.”— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone;  “The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee’s last movie.” — Jay Cocks, Time Magazine

    THE GREAT SILENCE
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Wednesday, July 25 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Thursday, July 26 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Friday, July 27 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Saturday, July 28 – 2:30pm, 7:30pm, 10pm
    Get more info from the Frida… http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-great-silence-50th-anniversary-restoration-2/?instance_id=3613
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Consider calling early and arranging a DOUBLE FEATURE with ENTER THE DRAGON on 7/27 and 7/28, while tickets are available!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMrhQp35uUo   
    Description: The Most Influential Western You’ve Never Seen…THE GREAT SILENCE: 50th Anniversary MUST SEE Restoration.  A blistering 50-year-old masterpiece of the Spaghetti Western genre that never received a theatrical release in North America, Django director Sergio Corbucci’s THE GREAT SILENCE has been unearthed, restored, and remastered by FM Classics and Film Movement, and comes to The Frida July 25 – 28!  Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, The Wrath of God) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Amour) star as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899. Inspired by the then-recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and dark tone, matched by an atypical snowbound setting and beautifully haunting score by Ennio Morricone.  The Great Silence has been an inspiration to filmmakers – notably, Quentin Tarantino, who referenced the film’s wintery setting in 2015’s The Hateful Eight.  “Even 50 years later, The Great Silence stands majestically as both a blistering comment about its era and a creatively revisionist genre piece…the restoration is so crisp, the production looks like it was finished yesterday.” – Film Journal International;  “Still hurts so good — half a century later.” – The Village Voice;  “
    ★★★★★.  It’s been called ‘great’ and ‘Corbucci’s masterpiece.’  It just might be.” – Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com

    The Mads Are Back!
    Three Shows—Three Different Surprise Films
    Friday, June 29 – 8pm
    Saturday, June 30 – 2:30pm and 8pm
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info at https://thefridacinema.org/event/the-mads-live-saturday-june-30/
    Oh you LUCKY KPFK Film Clubbers…YOU can call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice at the FABULOUS FRIDA, but call soon as tickets are limited and subject to availability!! 
    Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Join the Fun!!!
    Description:  Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s “TV’s Frank” Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made…. And RIFF on them (or “comedically make fun of” them, for the MST3K-unversed)…LIVE at The Frida in the same style as the Peabody Award- winning TV series!  The Mads will riff a film and a short – both of which will be surprises! – and will do a Q&A and Meet-and-Greet after the show!


     Romeo and Juliet
    Screens Monday August 13th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday, August 14th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)
    Get more info at  https://www.laemmle.com/films/44025
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNAkWlJrXCk
    Description: What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.  'Wonderfully fresh version has is something rare and precious…an urgent sense that this matters here and now, that young hearts and lives, rather than just iambic pentameters, are at stake.' EVENING STANDARD.  
    ★★★★ 'This must be the most fleet-footed account of Romeo and Juliet since West Side Story. Erica Whyman has done something bold, which is incorporate into the company a handful of pupils from schools across the country; their freshness rubs off onto the rest of the cast.' DAILY TELEGRAPH.  ★★★★ 'Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare's tragedy.' WHATSONSTAGE.  ★★★★ 'Fresh and engaging.' THE STAGE

    Cezanne - Portraits of a Life
    Screens Monday August 6th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday, August 7th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)
    Get more info at  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43498
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4L_0PUMeb8
    Description:  EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now. A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation


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